The Islander Athletic Fund hosts a number of events throughout the academic year for our donors to enjoy.
IAF Casino Night
Founded in 2013, Casino Night is an enjoyable fundraiser that allows Islander Athletic Fund supporters to participate in various Vegas-style games including blackjack, poker, slot machines, craps and roulette, in an effort to accumulate the most chips to win recognition as top gamer for the evening. The event also features a dinner, auction and music to provide first-class entertainment for all in attendance.
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The Fourth Annual IAF Casino Night was another exciting evening of food, friends and fun at the University Center Anchor Ballroom. The 300 Islanders supporters in attendance were treated to a dinner buffet, a multitude of casino gaming tables and plenty of items up for bid at the silent and bid board auctions. The event raised nearly $40,000 for Islanders student-athlete scholarships. Paul Wilson took home the honors of Casino Night's top gamer with a chip count of 138,625. Mike Keesee finished in second place with 92,500 chips, Tracie Rodriguez had 47,000 and Joe Frush rounded out the top four with a total of 29,200 chips.
IAF Golf Tournament
The Islander Athletic Fund Golf Tournament is held every year during April at the Corpus Christi Country Club. Teams of four take part in a scramble that features fun games and unique interaction with Islanders student-athletes. The event also features a silent auction, lunch before the round, and a hospitality/awards reception following the afternoon's activities.
Monthly Luncheon Series
The Islanders Monthly Luncheon Series is set to return for its third year with the kickoff luncheon to be held Sept. 6 at Water Street Seafood Co. Fans of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Athletics will once again have the chance to interact with their favorite coaches and student-athletes in a relaxed setting on the first Tuesday of every month.
The 2016-17 Islanders Monthly Luncheons will be held at locations throughout Corpus Christi, with tickets for each event priced at $20, which includes a meal. Registration will open and food will be served at each luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with the program scheduled to run from noon to 1 p.m.
Tickets are available online or by calling the Islanders Ticket Office at 361-825-BALL (2255). Fans wishing to attend the monthly events can also pay at the door, but are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance due to the limited number of available seats.
2016-17 Luncheon Series Schedule
|Sept 6 -||Water Street Seafood Co.|
|Oct 4 -||Hilton Garden Inn|
|Nov 1 -||Holiday Inn Downtown Marina|
|Dec 6 -||Hilton Garden Inn|
|Jan 3 -||Water Street Seafood Co.|
|Feb 7 -||Holiday Inn Downtown Marina|
|Mar 7 -||Holiday Inn Downtown Marina|
|Apr 4 -||Water Street Seafood Co.|
|May 2 -||Holiday Inn Downtown Marina|
Donor Hospitality Events
The Islander Athletic Fund will host a variety of hospitality events and receptions during the year for members to enjoy. For more information on the 2016-17 schedule below, please contact the IAF Office.
- TBA - hospitality reception at Soccer
- TBA - hospitality reception at Volleyball
- TBA - basketball watch parties
- November thru March - IAF hospitality at Basketball (Islander level donors and up)
- TBA - hospitality reception at Southland Conference Basketball Tournament
- TBA - tailgate at Softball and Baseball
- TBA - tailgate at Tennis
- TBA - hospitality reception at Southland Conference Baseball Tournament