Newman to Host Benefit in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. Former Wildcat football great Terence Newman will be returning to Manhattan this spring to host a benefit on Friday, April 24, that will assist in the initiation of his charity to the Manhattan and Salina communities.


“Terence Newman’s Big Night in the Little Apple,” which will take place at the Kathouse Lounge in Aggieville beginning at 7 p.m., will benefit the Ernie Barrett Endowment Society as Newman’s Rising Stars Foundation has created an endowed scholarship for a Kansas State student-athlete from the Manhattan or Salina community.


Newman has also started up a program in Dallas in which 10 local ninth-grade students each year are chosen and honored based on commitment to athletics and academics. Newman follows these chosen students through high school and ultimately rewards them with a college scholarship.


"The Rising Stars Foundation has given me a tremendous opportunity to give back to the Dallas community,” Newman said. “Now, I am excited about this event, giving back to the Manhattan and Salina communities and spending a night in Aggieville with the best fans in the nation."

Tickets for the benefit are $100 per person, or $400 for a group of five, and include a buffet dinner, complimentary drinks, entertainment by K-State Alumnus and comedian Charles Allen, a live concert, an interview session and audience Q&A with Terence, live and silent auctions, door prizes and picture and autograph opportunities. To order tickets for the event, call (615) 535-3140 or visit either or here at


"When Terence came to us with the idea for this event, we knew our fans would be excited to spend and evening with one of K-State's all-time greats,” said Associate Athletics Director for Development Chad Weiberg. “Terence continues to be an ambassador for not only the football program, but the university as a whole, and we are happy to have someone with his talent and character give back to his alma mater."


For more information about the foundation and the event in Manhattan, visit