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Georgia Southern All-Sports Reunion Sept. 17

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern Athletics invites all athletic alumni to GATA Club’s fourth annual All-Sports Reunion and Night of Champions on Sept. 17, while Eagle Football takes on the Warhawks of UL Monroe.

All former Georgia Southern student-athletes, coaches, managers and trainers are invited.

To kick off the free event, the All-Sports Reunion will host a tailgate, beginning at 2 p.m., at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. The tailgate will provide food, an event souvenir and fun for the family.

Guests will also receive a visit from Georgia Southern Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein and receive on-field recognition during pregame ceremonies. The reunion provides Georgia Southern athletic alumni with an opportunity to reconnect with one another.

The invited alumni are eligible to receive one free ticket for the game and can buy additional family tickets for $20 per ticket.

Those interested in attending should register at by Aug. 31 to receive their game tickets and parking in the mail.

The annual Night of Champions recognizes teams that won a conference championship. This year, Night of Champions will focus on the 1986 National championship football team.

Eight teams will celebrate either the 10th, 20th or 30th anniversary of their championship wins. Men’s basketball (10 years), men’s golf (10 years), softball (10 and 20 years), women’s tennis (20 years) and baseball (20 years) will be recognized for their Southern Conference championships. Baseball (30 years) will also be applauded for its Trans America Athletic Conference championship, and football (30 years) for its NCAA national championship.

The GATA Club is a platform to "Get Athletes Together Again" and is composed of former Georgia Southern student-athletes, coaches, equipment managers and athletic trainers, who all share the bond of being a Georgia Southern Eagle.

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