It’s going to be a Hotty Toddy good time this month at the Crossroads Arena as the annual BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip rolls into town for an evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising.

The excitement begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at the arena on Harper Road in Corinth hosted by the Tri-State Rebel Club.

Headlining the event is Ole Miss Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin who has led the Rebels to back-to-back bowl appearances in his first two seasons in Oxford and delivered the first 10-win regular season in school history. Joining Kiffin will be a lengthy list of key Rebel leaders including Head Women’s Basketball Coach Yollette McPhee-McCuin, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kermit Davis, Athletic Director Keith Carter and Universiity Chancellor Glenn Boyce.

“This is so exciting. It’s really special to have all of these leaders visiting our area,” said Tri-State Rebel Club President Tony Smith.

“It’s a who’s who for Rebel fans,” said club board member Kenny Carson. “If you care about Ole Miss athletics, this is the place to be.”

The evening will include time for autographs and pictures with the coaches as well as a silent auction featuring numerous unique items for the Rebel faithful. There will also be a catfish/chicken meal with all the trimmings catered by Ricky Prather of Booneville.

“It’s going to be an awesome night. We’re bringing a little bit of Oxford to our area,” said Smith.

New Tri-State Rebel Club t-shirts will also be available.

All funds raised during the event will go the club’s scholarship fund.

Smith said the club is dedicated to bringing the spirit and joy of Ole Miss athletics closer to home and bringing Rebel fans together to share their love of the university and work together to make a difference in the eight-county area they serve which includes Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi, Hardin and McNairy counties in Tennessee and Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties in Alabama.

“It takes a Rebel to know a Rebel. Ole Miss sports are all about family and we want to help keep that spirit alive in our region,” said Smith.

Tickets for the Rebel Road Trip are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For advance tickets or more information contact Tony Smith 901-831-8669 or Tyler Wilson 662-210-5100 (Prentiss County); Kim Lyles 662-415-6308 or Logan Lyles 662-603-3664 (Alcorn County); Kenny Carson 662-212-3702 (Alcorn County/Tishomingo County); Ferrin Rainey 662-279-6738; Charles Carr 662-423-8920; Jeff Bonds; 662-424-0913, or Mike Kemp 662-279-6000 (Tishomingo County). Follow and like The Tristate Rebel Club on Facebook or @TriState_Rebel on Twitter

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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