STATESBORO, Ga. - The Office of Alumni Relations and the Athletic Foundation invite all Georgia Southern fans to attend the annual Football Countdown to Kickoff Dinner. Guest speakers include President Brooks Keel and Head Football Coach Jeff Monken.

The buffet style dinner will be held Thursday, September 1st, at 6:30 p.m. in the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom at the Center for Continuing Education on the Georgia Southern University campus. Also in attendance will be the Center for Wildlife Education, The University Store, the Georgia Southern Cheerleaders and everyone's favorite eagle, GUS.

Tickets for the dinner are $15 each and may be purchased online at georgiasouthern.edu/alumni or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 912-478-ALUM (2586).

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