Freeze-signed Egg Bowl game ball, anyone?

This is an actual game ball from the 2012 Egg Bowl, signed by Rebel coach Hugh Freeze, who gladly added the score. The ball will be part of our silent auction Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Bidding will start at $500.

Your Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum’s most fun event of the calendar year is set for Saturday night at the museum: The Drawdown of Champions (and silent auction) culminates the BancorpSouth Induction Banquet Weekend.

The drawdown and auction event is scheduled (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and is sponsored by Puckett Machinery and Young Wells Williams & Simmons. The drawdown is for $5,000. The cost of admission (and entry into the drawdown) is $50 per person, which includes food from over 20 Jackson restaurants and an open bar. (Beat that for a Saturday night out!) Call 601 982-8264 for tickets or purchase at the door. It’s casual.

Much sports memorabilia, of course, will be auctioned along with:

• Prime tickets at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Tennis Open, donated by the family of deceased Hall of Famer Slew Hester, the driving force behind the U.S. Nation Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow, NY.

• A weekend retreat in an authentic Appalachian log home in the heart of Lookout Mountain, donated by Charlene and Jim Keith.

• A French Quarter weekend in a condo, donated by Kim and Joe McNulty.
Diamond teardrop eaarings, donated by Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry.

• Among the restaurants contributing food to the festivities (in alphabetical order):

• Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
• Café Ole’
• Capital Grill
• CC’s Bacon Candy
• Cerami’s Italian Restaurant
• Fat Cake Guy
Georgia Blue
• Grant’s Kitchen
• Hickory Pit Barbeque
• Islander Grill
• Jaco’s Tacos
• Julep Restaurant & Bar
• Kathryn’s
• Kent’s Cajun Kitchen
• Miso
• Monte’s Steak & Seafood
• Nick’s
• Olga’s Fine Dining
• Penn’s Fish House
• Petra’s Café
• Pizza Shack
• Que Sera
• Scrooge’s
• Soulshine Pizza Factory
• State Street Barbeque

 

Oscar Miskelly, left, president of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and Rick Cleveland enjoy a porch glider, the handiwork of Hall of Fame coach Jack Carlisle. This glider will be part of the silent auction. The two fat guys don’t come with it.

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