Fireworks Show to Cap Family Reunion

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A spectacular postgame fireworks show is sure to cap an exciting weekend of activities surrounding the September 5 K-State Family Reunion and 2009 football season opener against UMass, K-State Athletics Department officials announced Friday.

The fireworks show, presented by the K-State Student Union Program Council, K-State Athletics, Commerce Bank, Briggs Auto, Varney's Bookstore and Kite's Bar and Grill, will be choreographed to music and will be similar to a show that was a huge success following a Wildcat baseball game this past spring.

"Our Fan Experience staff and the UPC received such positive feedback after the baseball game in April that we knew K-State fans would enjoy this as a perfect cap to the Family Reunion," Athletics Director John Currie said. "I received several fan emails this summer echoing this same sentiment, and I appreciate our Fan Experience staff and the UPC, along with our other sponsors, working hard to make this happen."

With a capacity crowd expected, K-State also announced Friday that less than 6,500 tickets remain for the UMass game, including 700 GA tickets priced at $20 each.

Members of the military can also receive a $20 GA ticket in Section 28 to the Family Reunion contest with proper identification. Group tickets for the UMass game are available for as low as $10 as well.

Over 300 former K-State football players plus their families will be in attendance for the UMass game as the fraternity celebrates the return of Coach Snyder to the sidelines. All former players back for the reunion will be honored during pregame activities on September 5 and will wear K-State jerseys provided by GTM Sportswear.

"We are excited about welcoming back all of Wildcat Nation to Bill Snyder Family Stadium in two weeks," Currie added. "There are events and activities surrounding the weekend for every Wildcat fan, from the former player reunion to the postgame fireworks show and the cornerstone of the weekend, Coach Snyder's return to the sidelines."

Season tickets for 2009 also remain available in good locations. The most convenient way to order tickets is online at www.k-statesports.com. Tickets may also be purchased Saturday at the west stadium ticket booth during Fan Appreciation Day or at the K-State Athletic Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum during the week.

Fans wishing to personally discuss season ticket options can also call the ticket office at (785) 532-7606 or Andrew Hamor in the Ahearn Fund office at (785) 532-7984.

Kickoff for Coach Snyder's first game in three seasons is set for 6:10 p.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.