AU’s Malzahn to make stop in Capital CityPublished 10:24am Thursday, April 24, 2014
After a magical turnaround season in which first-year head football coach Gus Malzahn led Auburn to a Southeastern Conference title and a berth in the BCS Championship, the Tigers’ coach will visit with fans during the annual River Region Tiger Trek at the Alcazar Shrine Center in Montgomery May 1.
Montgomery is one of eight stops along the Tiger Trek throughout the state of Alabama for Malzahn. He also will visit with Auburn fans in Destin, Fla., and Atlanta.
This marks the second year in a row in which the Autauga and Elmore County Auburn Clubs have joined the Montgomery Auburn Club to host Tiger Trek.
Joining Malzahn at Tiger Trek will be one of the eagles from the Auburn Raptor Center as well as the eight-time national champion mascot Aubie.
“We are looking forward to Coach Malzahn joining us to celebrate a tremendous 2013 SEC Championship football season while looking ahead to another successful year this fall,” said Kevin Taylor, president of the Elmore County Auburn Club. “May 1 will be another day to celebrate how great it is to be an Auburn Tiger!”
While Malzahn visits with the fans he will also be on hand for an autograph session before speaking to everyone during the barbecue dinner.
Tickets for the event are $30 for adults and $15 for children age 12 and under. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner to begin at 6 p.m. and Malzahan to speak at 7 p.m.
Taylor encourages fans to purchase tickets early so that they may be able to spend more time in fellowship with fellow Tiger fans, the eagle, Aubie and have the chance to bid on the silent auction items available.
Tickets may be purchased on the Montgomery Auburn Club website: http://montgomeryauburnclub.com/tigertrek/
Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Proceeds from Tiger Trek go directly into each club’s Auburn scholarship funds.
“It’s going to be a great time for our Auburn Family, so I encourage every Auburn fan from wherever they may live to join us to show our support of the best university in the country,” Taylor added.