Pre-event: 5th Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence
Friday, April 26
7:30 p.m.This event is currently sold out.
Phil & Si Robertson, the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," are the featured speakers for this pre-event for the 5th Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence. "Duck Dynasty" is a reality television series depicting the lives of the Robertson family, which went from poverty to wealth due to the sales of their duck calls, primarily the "Duck Commander". The family business began in a dilapidated shed, where Phil Robertson spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. His son Willie is now the CEO of the company."
Duck Dynasty" drew more than 4.9 million viewers for at least one November episode, making it the #1 show on cable.
The Don Meyer Evening of Excellence is an annual athletic fundraising event named after long-time Lipscomb University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer, who impacted the lives of countless thousands while at the helm of the Bisons. Meyer, the winningest men’s collegiate basketball coach of all-time, was involved in a life-changing car accident on Sept. 5, 2008 that led to eight surgeries and the amputation of his left leg below the knee. He was subsequently diagnosed with cancer in his liver and small intestine. Meyer was awarded the “Jimmy V Award for Perseverance” from ESPN at the ESPY Awards in July 2009.