BATON ROUGE – LSU’s marketing department announced its volleyball promotions schedule Wednesday for the upcoming 2013 season. For the third straight season, admission to all home matches at the Maravich Center is free compliments of the Advocate's "Geaux Free" program.
Desiree Elliott will continue LSU’s legacy of serving the community. She is teaming up with St. Vincent de Paul and Bishop Ott Shelter Program for her season-long senior class philanthropy project. The Tigers will be collecting items at every home match ranging from children’s clothes and shoes along with baby supplies and toys as part of the “Geaux Kids” initiative. Fans will be able to donate items inside the “Geaux Kids” boxes located at the Fan Zone.
New for 2013 are “Attend & Win” nights where Tigers fans will have the chance to win marque prizes which include cash, televisions, iPads, Beats by Dre, LSU volleyball gear and much more for staying through the entire match. The six opportunities for fans to “Attend & Win” are during the Georgia (Sept. 27), Ole Miss (Oct. 11), Missouri (Oct. 25), Florida (Nov. 1), Texas A&M (Nov. 13) and Auburn (Nov. 15) matches.
LSU concessions will offer the “Friday Night Meal Deal” leading into the team’s five SEC matches versus Georgia (Sept. 27), Ole Miss (Oct. 11), Missouri (Oct. 25), Florida (Nov. 1) and Auburn (Nov. 15).
The price of the “Friday Night Meal Deal” is just $7 and will be available starting at 6 p.m. inside the Courtside Club which is located at the Northwest Corridor entrance of the arena. Fans can reserve their meals in advance by emailing email@example.com with the quantity of meals and names.
For a full list of season-long and single-match promotions at the Maravich Center, visit www.LSUsports.net/promotions.
Special single-match promotions begin with the program’s annual “Gold Match” against Georgia on Sept. 27. The first 500 fans can pick up a “Gold Digger” tank top. Students who wear their S.T.R.I.P.E.S t-shirt will have an opportunity to win special prizes.
One of the most anticipated home dates of the 2013 campaign is when defending national champions and preseason No. 1 Texas visit the Maravich Center on Oct. 5. In addition to a prematch Kids Zone with inflatables and face painting, “Dads and Daughters Day” is back for another season where the Tigers will speak after the match on what motivated them to pursue their athletic dreams. For more information on the program, visit www.LSUsports.net/dadsanddaughters.
The Texas match serves as “East Baton Rouge Student Day” as all EBR students will have the chance to serve the ball over the net following the match. The first 750 fans will receive trading cards featuring the 2013 Tigers and a complimentary LSU volleyball “Earn This” t-shirt.
“Sand Volleyball Night” is on-tap for Oct. 11 tilt with Ole Miss. Fans will be able to meet the players of LSU’s newest sport which gets underway this spring. All LSU sand volleyball home matches will be played at Mango’s in 2014. The first 500 fans will take home a pair of LSU sunglasses.
“Teacher Appreciation Day” highlights the Oct. 13 match-up versus Mississippi State. The Tigers will give a special recognition to their professors and staff members and hand sanitizer will serve as the promotional giveaway to the first 500 fans.
The Missouri match on Oct. 25 is scheduled as the first of two “Student Point” matches. As part of “Team Photo Night”, fans also can take their picture with the 2013 Tigers after the match.
The volleyball program will play host to the athletic department’s annual “Halloween BOOzar” event versus Arkansas on Oct. 27. The BOOzar will provide a safe treat-or-trick experience where kids can collect candy and autographs from student-athletes representing all of LSU’s teams prior to the match on the Maravich Center Plaza located in front of the arena. Kids also are encouraged to participate in the Halloween costume parade to win special prizes. The first 500 fans will add a LSU yo-yo to their collection.
Fans are asked to bring canned goods to the Missouri and Arkansas matches to the fan zone to benefit the Baton Rouge Food Bank.
The home match with SEC Western Division co-favorite Texas A&M on Nov. 13 will be the “Serve It Up BBQ” and the second of two “Student Point” matches. All students can enjoy free food and entertainment available on the Maravich Center PAD Area beginning at 5 p.m. while supplies last. The first 500 fans will secure a flat water bottle.
“Rock the PMAC III” and “Greek Night” comes back for the Auburn match on Nov. 15. The LSU Drum Line will perform during intermission coupled with the chance for the LSU fraternity and sorority who brings the most members to the match will win a tour of Tiger Stadium and a special photo shoot on the field.
Always memorable, “Senior Day,” will be held against Alabama on Nov. 30. LSU will celebrate the accomplishments of Desiree Elliott following the match.
LSU will hold its annual Purple & Gold Scrimmage on Saturday with first serve slated for 6 p.m. inside the Maravich Center. Admission to the scrimmage and the entire 2013 home schedule which features 13 matches beginning with the Tiger Classic on Aug. 30-31 are free compliments of The Advocate’s “Geaux Free” program.
Prior to the Purple & Gold Scrimmage, LSU will hold a free Kids Clinic where the Tigers will instruct basic skills beginning at 4 p.m. for children eighth grade and under. To reserve your spot, contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Aug. 23 and include how many children will be attending the event. Check-in for the Kids Clinic starts at 3 p.m.
The Tigers have collected 171 victories, an average of 21.4 wins per season, to go along with seven of the last eight SEC Western Division titles since 2005. LSU also is one of 34 programs to appear in six NCAA Tournaments during the previous eight-year stretch.
For all of the latest news and information on Tiger volleyball, visit www.lsusports.net/volleyball. Fans can also follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsuvolleyball along with @lsuvolleyball and @lsucoachfran on Twitter and @lsuvb on Instagram.