Gala on the Gridiron


Premiere Events and Texas State Team Up for Gala on the Gridiron!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, almost 700 Texas State boosters, supporters and fans attended the University’s first ever Bobcat Bonanza held on Jim Wacker field. Previous Bobcat Bonanzas had been held within the stadium confines, but never on the football field. Premiere Events, the official tent provider for Texas State Athletics, teamed with the University’s Athletic Department to help develop a tenting and flooring plan that would provide Bobcat guests with this unique dining experience.

The Texas State Bobcat Club website provides the following facts and figures highlighting the success of this remarkable event. “A combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, golf tournament proceeds, silent and live auction bids, and donations propelled the total amount raised during the day [May 3rd, 2014] to $406,600, exceeding the previous year’s record of $171,000 by more than $235,000. The 705 tickets sold also more than doubled the number of attendees from last year’s event.

“It was a great day for Texas State Athletics,” said Matt Peters, Assistant Athletic Director of Development.  “The growth of this event has been remarkable,” said Dr. Larry Teis, Director of Athletics. “Just five years ago, Bobcat Bonanza brought in a total of $28,000. Now we’re raising more than $400,000 . . . I’m very grateful for everyone’s support.” Due to the positive response and overall success of the event, the Bobcat Club has plans to continue hosting Bobcat Bonanza on the football field in future years. “We’re already making plans for the second Gala on the Gridiron next spring,” said Peters.

Delores Crum, Premiere’s President and Rick Crum, Vice President of Operations, are already working with Peters and other members of Texas State’s Athletic Staff on next year’s Gridiron Gala. “Producing an event of this magnitude is a testament to Premiere Events’ tenting expertise. We’ve tented events for as few as fifty and as many as 1,000 guests. Our tenting tem has a wealth of experience and our company has built an impressive tent inventory in recent years.”

We look forward to meeting YOUR future tenting needs!    

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