A&E's "Duck Dynasty" stars Si Robertson and Jep Robertson will be the featured speakers for the 2014 Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner May 10 at Freed-Hardeman University. The event raises funds for intercollegiate athletics at the university. Last year's dinner and speech with Phil Robertson as the special guest set numerous fundraising and attendance records for the event.
"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. All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Freed-Hardeman athletic department.
Si Robertson is well-known for his antics and humor as "Uncle Si" on A&E's "Duck Dynasty." The youngest brother of Phil Robertson, he has worked and hunted for Duck Commander since retiring from the United States Army in 1993. Si spends his time making all of the reeds for the Duck Commander calls and working out 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."
Si 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, Jep is able to think like a hunter behind the camera and therefore capture 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. Jep's passion for capturing the hunt on camera began 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.
The Sports Advisory Council Benefit is an annual event with the purpose of supporting FHU athletics. The funds that are raised are used to enhance FHU sports teams and provide the resources needed to compete at the national level.