Tickets, Sponsorships Still Available For FHU Sports Benefit

MAY 1, 2014

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the Freed-Hardeman University 2014 Sports Advisory Council Benefit May 10 featuring A&E "Duck Dynasty" stars Si Robertson and Jep Robertson. The event raises funds for intercollegiate athletics at the university.

“The evening should be filled with great entertainment, laughter and even a few surprises. We hope that the event is a great success as we raise funds to support FHU student-athletes,” FHU Athletic Director Mike McCutchen said. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Brewer Sports Center and the program will follow at 7 p.m. in Loyd Auditorium.

Si, the youngest brother of Phil Robertson, has worked and hunted for Duck Commander since retiring from the United States Army in 1993. He spends his time making all of the reeds for the Duck Commander calls and working on the land with Phil preparing for the next duck season. He recently published a book entitled, “Si-Cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.” He lives in West Monroe, La., with his wife Christine.

The youngest son of Phil and Kay Robertson, Jules Jeptha "Jep" Robertson grew up in the duck blind. Utilizing these years of experience for his role as the cameraman and editor for the family business, he thinks like a hunter behind the camera and therefore captures excellent footage for the Duckmen DVD series.

Jep continues with the goal his father began years ago, bringing the "Duckmen style" of hunting out of the swamps, into the editing room and into the homes of duck hunting enthusiasts around the world. His passion for capturing the hunt on camera was stoked when he made his filming debut in "Duckmen X" and it remains his favorite Duckmen DVD to date.

Jep resides in West Monroe with his wife, Jessica, and their four children: Lily, Merritt, Priscilla and River.

Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by calling the athletics office at 731-989-6900 or 731-989-6901.