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Dear Members of The Bears Fund,

MSU’s Auction Benefiting Athletics
Mark your calendars. The Auction Benefiting Athletics, a.k.a. The Big One is coming back! The site will be the Springfield Expo Center, the date is Friday, August 9 and the mission of the evening will be to have a GREAT time and raise some serious money for MSU Athletics!

Tickets: Invitations have been mailed out. Return yours with payment to reserve your ticket. Or call 836-4143. Tickets are $25 in advance.

Reserved tables: $500 for a table of ten.

Auction items: We need ‘em! If you have an idea of who we can contact to get an auction item, or if you can donate an item, email us at We need household items, experiences, gift certificates, and professional services. If you can think of it, we’ll auction it!

Online auction: You can view auction items and make item donations by going to our official auction website. Beginning July 26, you will also be able to place bids on selected items! Be sure to visit the site often to keep up on what items we’ve added.

Ticket Information
Football season tickets are on sale now! Single game tickets including a limited number of tickets for the Bears at Iowa Hawkeyes game will go on sale July 8. Tickets to the Iowa game are $55.

Basketball season ticket holders have until July 15 to renew their seats. Fans who have filled out new season ticket request forms will be contacted after the 15th to fulfill their requests.

The Bears Fund renewal packets have been mailed and we are getting a GREAT response. Thanks to all Bears Fund members who have already renewed your support of MSU Athletics. Any questions on The Bears Fund can be directed to 836-4143 or

Speaking of The Bears Fund…
We’ve got a couple of exciting endeavors concerning The Bears Fund to tell you about. First, the Young Bears Fund has been expanded to include fans 30 and under. As a way to get younger fans interested in being members of The Bears Fund, we are offering those 30 and under HALF OFF their contributions to The Bears Fund including seat assessments and Prime Overtime Club memberships! Young Bears Fund members also get 25% off of season tickets. If you know a Bears fan who is age 30 or under who would be interested in joining the Young Bears Fund, call Austin Schilling at 836-3114 or email

How do you build a great team? Recruiting! That’s why we’ve started our “Recruit-A-Bear” program. If you are responsible for recruiting a new member of The Bears Fund, their donation level will count towards you receiving great rewards like suite access to football or basketball games, courtside seats and road trips with teams. Make sure the new member you recruit references you on their Bears Fund pledge card so you get the credit. For more information, call Austin Schilling at 836-3114 or email

Season Ticket Holder Appreciation
We appreciate our season ticket holders, so we want to show it! Look for these upcoming “goodies” as a Bears season ticket holder.

Football: All season ticket holders will receive vouchers for a free basketball game, plus will get invitations to an appreciation tailgate party at the Bears football game vs. Illinois State on September 28.

Volleyball: All season ticket holders will receive vouchers for a free Lady Bears basketball game.

Basketball: All Bears and Lady Bears season ticket holders who renew before football season will receive vouchers for a free football game. Plus, this season all season ticket holders will receive two single-game passes to the Prime Overtime Club to use at games of your choice.

We are really getting excited about the Auction Benefiting Athletics and the upcoming 2013-14 sports season. If we can do anything to make your Missouri State Athletics experience better, please let us know. Go Bears!

You make the EXPERIENCE possible! Thank you!

Missouri State University

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