The goal of the summer tour is to generate enthusiasm for the athletic department, with an emphasis on the upcoming football season.
The Victory Tour will visit Sabine Parish (July 19), Alexandria (July 20), Baton Rouge (July 21), Lafayette (July 22), Winnfield (July 26), Shreveport (July 29), Red River Parish (July 30), and Natchitoches (Aug. 25).
"These tour stops are a chance to rally Demon supporters and to hopefully attract new ones," said director of athletics Greg Burke. "The tour stops are always enjoyable for everyone, but we are confident this summer's tour will be the most enthusiastic and memorable yet."
Peveto and assistant football coaches will be joined by coaches from around the NSU athletics department at the tour stops, which are open to the public. Posters and schedule cards will be provided at each tour stop and NSU gear will be available for purchase. The Winnfield Tour Stop includes a prime rib dinner and requires reservations and an admission charge, while the other Tour Stops are free of charge with food also being provided to guests.
Prizes and official NSU apparel will be given away at each event. Everyone attending will be able to leave a business card or complete a contact form to enter a giveaway of two tickets to the Sept. 10, 2011 NSU at LSU football game in Tiger Stadium. Those who are current season ticket holders will be eligible for additional giveaways.
Attire is casual and guests can arrive and depart at any point. A brief program featuring Peveto, Burke and associate athletic director Dr. William Broussard will be held in the second hour of each tour stop.
Kickoff for the 2010 Victory Tour is Monday, July 19 in Many for the annual Sabine Parish stop hosted by Peoples State Bank from 5:30-7:30. The event, located at the bank's main branch in downtown Many, is also made possible by the Sabine Chamber of Commerce and Big Star.
The tour moves to Alexandria-Pineville a day later, on Tuesday, July 20, with NSU supporters gathering in Alexandria from 5:30-7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Alexandria International Airport.
On Wednesday, July 21, the tour stop takes place from 6:30-8:30 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge in conjunction with the annual Louisiana High School Coaches Association convention.
A night later, on Thursday, July 22, the Victory Tour makes its Acadiana area stop in Broussard at the residence of NSU graduates Dan and Mary Beth McDonald from 6-8.
The Winn Parish Tour Stop on Monday, July 26 is hosted by Pine Ridge Country Club in Winnfield. A 6 p.m. prime rib dinner carries a $20 charge. For this tour stop, reservations are required through the NSU Alumni Association. That can be done online at www.northwesternalumni.com or by calling 1-888-799-6486 in advance of July 26.
The annual Shreveport-Bossier Victory Tour stop is Thursday evening, July 29, in the south end zone suites of Indepedence Stadium from 5:30-7:30.
The tour continues Friday night, July 30, in Red River Parish. This Victory Tour stop will be held at the residence of NSU alumni Donald and Pat Horton at 6 p.m. in Coushatta.
The final Victory Tour stop is in Natchitoches on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 in Turpin Stadium. The Natchitoches Tour Stop will be during a Demon football scrimmage at Turpin Stadium.