Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern Athletics Department has announced two upcoming events that are open to the public. 

On October 20 at 5:30 pm, a fish fry to benefit the MSSU Men’s Basketball Program will be held at Kamo Ranch in Mulberry, Kan. Fans can get a chance to enjoy great food, including fresh fish, and Chicken Annie’s dishes, as well as soft drinks and other refreshments.

There will be bounce houses for the kids and a fireworks show after the meal. Tickets are $100 per plate and children are free. A table sponsor can be had for $1000 and includes eight dinner tickets. To RSVP, please visit this site (Register Here).

Fans can also get a chance to rub elbows with former Lion Hall of Fame football player Rod Smith as the former Denver Bronco will host a brunch on campus and debut his new book “The Rod Effect.”

The event will take place on October 21 inside the North End Zone Facility and go from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Cost for the event is $50 and will include a meal and an autographed copy of Rod’s book. To RSVP for the event, please visit this site (Register Here).

For any questions about both events, you can call the athletic department at 417-625-9317.