August 2006 Internet Newsletter

   Volume 4, Issue 1: August 2006
 
   

Win a trip to Las Vegas on Allegiant Air!

K-State fans will have the opportunity to win two roundtrip tickets to Las Vegas at every home football game this season in a new promotion with Allegiant Air and Alltel Wireless. The promotion is built around a new contest on the JumboTrons the Text To Win Trivia Challenge. During each game, fans will be asked a K-State Football trivia question with four possible answers. Alltel wireless subscribers can then text what they believe is the correct answer to the announced short code number. The first one to text the correct answer will win two roundtrip tickets to Las Vegas on Allegiant Air from Wichita or Topeka, plus a new phone and prize package from Alltel. Allegiant Air is your sure bet to Vegas. Book a complete vacation package with Allegiant including hotel, car, show tickets and more by visiting www.allegiantair.com, call 702-505-8888 or ask your travel agent.

Take advantage of this great offer exclusively for K-State fans - Visit www.allegiantair.com and enter Promo Code: KSTATE for $20 off roundtrip ($10 each way) tickets to or from Las Vegas from Topeka or Wichita. 

     
   

Football Promotional Information

Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be officially dedicated in ceremonies prior to the season-opening football game against Illinois State on September 2. Be sure to be in the stadium early for these special ceremonies, which will start at approximately 5:30 p.m., with the unveiling of the stadium’s new ProStar VideoPlus displays.

Fort Riley Day and the annual Season Ticket-Holder Appreciation Day highlight the September 9 game against Florida Atlantic. The Big Red One band will join the K-State Marching Band in a halftime performance, while the season ticket-holder appreciation event will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., on the concourse of Bramlage Coliseum. Below is a full listing of the promotional events for the 2006 football season.

Illinois State

September 2

Bill Snyder Family Stadium Dedication

Florida Atlantic

September 9

Fort Riley Day

Marshall

September 16

Band Day

Louisville

September 23

TBA

Oklahoma State

October 7

Hall of Fame Day

Nebraska

October 14

Harley Day

Iowa State

October 28

Homecoming

Texas

November 11

TBA

     
   

Bid Now for Stadium Dedication Experience

K-State is offering fans the opportunity to bid on a “Bill Snyder Family Stadium Dedication Experience” during the season-opening football game against Illinois State. The top bidder will receive two (2) field access passes for the pre-game stadium dedication ceremony and the first quarter of the game, two (2) suite tickets, a parking pass and a commemorative game ticket autographed by the legendary Bill Snyder mounted in a protective acrylic case.

The opening bid for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is set at $600. This auction will end at 5 p.m., on August 25.  For additional information, contact Brett Foltz in the K-State Development Office at (785) 532-7786.

     
   

FSN Midwest to Air Preseason Special

Fox Sports Net Midwest has announced four airings for Kansas State's 2006 football preseason television special.

The one-hour show will debut at 7 p.m., Monday, August 21, throughout the entire Fox Sports Net Midwest territory of 4.2 million homes, including virtually all cable and satellite homes in the state of Kansas as well as the Kansas City market. The show will be replayed at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 24 and at 10 p.m., Sunday, September 3, at 10 p.m.

The preseason special is hosted by the voice of the Wildcats, Wyatt Thompson, and head coach Ron Prince and includes an inside look at the Wildcats offense, defense and special teams as well as an analysis of the upcoming 2006 schedule.

Inside K-State Football with Head Coach Ron Prince, Kansas State's weekly football show, makes its debut on FSN Midwest at 1 p.m., Sunday, September 3. Scheduled weekly times for the 30-minute show, co-hosted by Thompson and Prince, are 1 p.m., Sundays and 1 p.m., Tuesdays.

2006 Kansas State Football Preseason Special
Fox Sports Midwest Broadcast Schedule

Monday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3, 10 p.m.

Ron Prince Show on FSN Midwest (Begins Sept. 3)
Sundays at 1 p.m.
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

     
   

Men’s Hoops Season Tickets Still On Sale

Kansas State is accepting new orders for men's season basketball tickets for the 2006-07 debut of Coach Bob Huggins' first Wildcat team. To date, over 10,500 season tickets have been purchased.

For more information about purchasing tickets, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS.  Fans interested in contributing to the Ahearn Scholarship Fund may call 888-232-9074.

     
   

Alumni Association Offering Travel Package to Las Vegas

The K-State Alumni Association is offering Wildcat fans the opportunity to join the men’s basketball team in the city that never sleeps when it participates in the Findley Toyota Las Vegas Holiday Classic Dec. 21-24.

The eight-team field includes marquee teams K-State, Southern California, New Mexico and Wichita State. The Wildcats open the tournament on Friday, Dec. 22 against USC then will face either the Lobos or Shockers on Saturday, Dec. 23.

The travel package includes group air transportation from Kansas City and three nights’ accommodations at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the tournament headquarters where the Wildcats will stay. Travelers will depart on Thursday, Dec. 21, and arrive back on Sunday, Dec. 24. The trip is being coordinated by Dodds Athletic Tours. Individual air travel arrangements also can be made through Dodds.

Cost of the air and land package ranges from $841 per person quad-occupancy to $1,199 single-occupancy, and includes airline ticket, three nights’ lodging, game tickets, pre-game gatherings and daily breakfasts, round-trip shuttle transfers to all tournament games, engraved name badge and luggage tags. The land-only package ranges from $476 per person quad-occupancy to $834 single-occupancy.

A $500 deposit per person is required with reservation and is due by Sept. 15. Balance of payment is due Oct. 1. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations made prior to Sept. 15 will carry a penalty of $100/person. There will be no refund for cancellations made after Oct. 1.

     
   

Student-Athletes Team Up with Boys and Girls Club

More than 20 Kansas State student-athletes participated in “Field Day” with the Manhattan Boys and Girls Club in the Brandeberry Indoor Facility this summer as part of the “Introduction to Leadership Concepts” course.

This summer’s service project was working with the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. The Boys and Girls Clubs provide youth with a safe place to learn and grow while participating in life-enhancing programs and character development experience. The Club’s mission is, “To inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens”. On July 21, approximately 55 youth and adult staff from the Boys and Girls Club participated at Kansas State in group activities with the students of the Leadership Class. Each of the activities was specifically designed to promote team building, problem solving, communication, and listening skills. Students of the class led groups through a series of these exercises.

     
   

Facility Improvements Roll On

Work continues around Kansas State Athletics in the facility department as construction is nearing completion on the Vanier Complex and Tointon Stadium’s resurfacing project has been completed.

Work on the exterior of the Vanier Complex is still on schedule to be completed by the first football game, while the interior work will be functional but may not be 100-percent complete by that date.

Tointon Stadium received a new infield surface as FieldTurf was installed on the entire infield, foul territory and warning track areas. The only natural grass surface will be the outfield grass area, while the only area with dirt will be the pitcher’s mound and home plate areas.

Check out updated photos of Tointon Stadium, the Vanier Complex and all other facilities at k-statesports.com.