Help Missouri State University-West Plains and the Grizzly Booster Club celebrate the new athletic seasons by attending the annual Grizzly Fall Picnic at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the West Plains Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
A complimentary meal sponsored by Southern Bank will be served free of charge to the first 300 attendees.
Grizzly Basketball Head Coach Chris Popp and Grizzly Cheer Team Coach Jason Harrill will be on hand to introduce the basketball and cheer team members, respectively, and give previews of the upcoming seasons.
Immediately following the picnic, the Grizzly Volleyball team will host its season home opener against Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa, in the civic center arena. Admission to the game also will be free.
All Grizzly fans, not just Grizzly Booster Club members, are welcome to attend the picnic, organizers said. Those who would like to join the booster club may do so that evening. Memberships start at $500, which includes season tickets to the Grizzly Volleyball and Basketball home games and access to the booster club hospitality room.
The Grizzly Booster Club was formed in 1993 to provide community encouragement and support for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly athletic teams. Funds raised provide for educational scholarships and other vital program needs. Without the work, commitment, and support of the Grizzly Booster club, Grizzly Athletics would not be possible, university officials said.
For more information about the picnic, the Grizzly Booster Club or the Grizzly Volleyball and Basketball seasons, contact Dean of Student Services/Athletic Director Dr. Angela Totty at 417-255-7255.