Annual Catbacker Tour Kicks Off Monday

Bill Snyder

May 10, 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. –  K-State Athletics is heading to a town near you as the department kicks off its annual four-month Catbacker Tour of the state of Kansas Monday in Dodge City.
The department will make a total of 30 stops and travel more than 8,500 miles between May 13 and August 24 as representatives from the administration and coaching staffs as well as Wildcat student-athletes make visits to K-State fans across the state.
The tour, a join partnership between the athletics department and K-State Alumni Association, will kick off with consecutive stops in Dodge City, Garden City, Scott City and Colby over four days beginning Monday before wrapping up in August with events in Lawrence and Junction City.
"The annual Catbacker tour is one of the most unique and sustained programs of its kind in the country and we appreciate the grass roots support of our entire fan base," said Senior Associate AD for Development Chad Weiberg. "Our passionate fans continue to buy tickets and sell out stadiums and arenas each year, and it is very important for us to go out and connect with them each summer.”
The annual tour is unlike any other across the country as Wildcat fans from across the state turn out in massive numbers in support of K-State’s 450-plus student-athletes. Golf tournaments, social gatherings, dinner, live auctions and a program that features Wildcat coaches and student-athletes highlight each stop as the K-State Nation relives a memorable championship season while also preparing for an exciting 2013-14 year.
For information on each of the events or to follow the tour at each stop, visit Ahearn Those interested in joining the Ahearn Fund, K-State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence, can do so for as little as $50 per year by calling  1.888.232.9074 or visiting