Skydivers, Concert, Food Drive Highlight Pregame Festivities Saturday Lamar koozies will be handed out to first 1,000 fans through the gate
BEAUMONT, Texas – Saturday's rivalry game against Stephen F. Austin is being sponsored by MCT Credit Union, and several events are slated to take place prior to the 6 p.m. kickoff at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Weather permitting, skydivers will be bringing the flag into the stadium, but before any events take place in the stadium several things will be going on outside the stadium.
PODS of Beaumont, has teamed up with Lamar to help sponsor a Thanksgiving Food Drive at the stadium. The food drive will benefit the Southeast Texas Food Bank. The drive is set to continue through Nov. 23rd. A PODS container will serve as the main collection point and will be located next to band area at the Northwest side of the Montagne Center.
James Blackshear will be in concert beginning at 4 p.m. located just outside the northwest end of Homer Bryce Stadium. The concert will last until 30 minutes prior to kickoff. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will also receive Lamar koozies.
The Kids' Zone will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is available to children ages 12 years old and younger. The Lamar cross country and track and field teams will also be on hand to paint faces and sign autographs for the kids.
Lamar (4-6/1-4 SLC) enters Saturday's game tied with the Lumberjacks for sixth in the Southland Conference standings. The Cardinals need one more win to equal a school record for wins since bringing back football to start the 2010 season. Lamar is looking to rebound after a disappointing 37-28 setback at Northwestern State this past Saturday in Natchitoches, La.