It's back. The McNeese Basketball program's annual Tip-Off auction and celebration are set for Thursday, September 30th at L'auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles.

This awesome event is to raise money for the McNeese Basketball program and will feature live music, a live and silent auction, and food.

The doors will open at 5:30 pm with a silent auction. Then they will serve dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a McNeese Basketball presentation at 7:00 pm.

At 7:45 pm, a live auction will begin until around 8:30 pm. Then get ready for live music as Lake Charles's own popular band, The Flamethrowers, will perform live.

McNeese State University
McNeese State University

You can be a part of helping out the McNeese Basketball program but attending this great event. The auction will feature unique one-of-a-kind items and Matt Bonnette at McNeese gave us a list of just some of the items.

• Signed sports memorabilia including jerseys by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tom Brady, Larry Bird.

• Footballs signed by Patrick Mahomes.

• Signed collectibles including rock star guitars, Star Wars themed pieces, Marvel comic items, and more.

• Private plane and courtside seats to a New Orleans Pelicans game.

• VIP experiences and trips with McNeese Basketball.

• Custom made golf cart.

• LSU sporting event package.

• McNeese themed dinners.

• Hunting and fishing packages.

• Dining experiences at some of the most exclusive venues in Lake Charles.

• Chartered fishing trips.

• Guided hunts.

• Florida condo getaway.

• Spa packages.

• Craft goods

Tickets for the event are on sale now for the basketball program’s primary fundraiser and are $100 per seat. You can purchase table sponsorships for $1,000 which includes one table for 8-10 guests and company recognition on the table.

For more information or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, or to donate an auction item, contact assistant coach Thomas Gray at 601-467-3826 or by email at

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