Independence Banquet and Auction

Thursday, May 30, 2019

St Andrew Parish Center
215 N. Park Blvd.
Independence, KS 67301


Independence Catbacker EventAll K-State alumni and friends are invited to Power Catbackers Banquet and Auction in Independence, Kansas! 

Families can enjoy games, inflatables and more! All kids in attendance will receive a clear drawstring bag full of goodies. Unique athletic ticket packages and commemorative items only available at this event.

Alumni are encouraged to sponsor prospective high school students and give them an opportunity to learn about K-State. Contributions are encouraged to help offset costs by sponsoring a meal for one or more high school students who will be in attendance.

High school students (class of 2019 or 2020) and community college transfers who attend will receive a free K-State T-shirt. A scholarship drawing will take place for high school seniors and transfer students attending K-State in fall 2019.

Reservations are due May 23.

5 p.m. Social hour
6 p.m. Banquet with speakers; auction and raffle to follow 

BBQ brisket, pulled pork and dessert bar. 

K-State Guests

  • Alan Fankhauser ’82, assistant director of alumni programs, K-State Alumni Association
  • Hannah Reynolds ’15, admissions representative, Kansas State University
  • Jason Ray, wide receivers football coach
  • Drew Speraw, director of men's basketball operations
  • Ebony Haliburton, director of student-athlete development
  • Rob Heil '04, assistant athletics director for development, K-State Athletics
  • Heidi Larson '18, development hospitality assistant, K-State Athletics
  • Susan Shipman ’88, senior director of stewardship, hospitality and events, K-State Athletics
  • Wyatt Thompson, director of sportscasting and public relations, Voice of the Wildcats, K-State Athletics
  • Willie the Wildcat
  • K-State coaches and student-athletes

$10 per adult
$8 per high school student*
$5 per child (kindergarten to eighth grade)
*No meal charge for high school seniors (class of 2019) and community college transfer students

Reservations - Due by May 23
RSVP online
By phone:785-532-6260
By mail: Complete and mail the registration form. 

Parsons/surrounding areas:
Chuck Waggoner '73 

Pittsburg/surrounding areas:
Ann Beezley Timi '75

Independence/surrounding areas:
Debbie Wright '82

Iola/surrounding areas:
Janet L. Sager '74



K-State Alumni Association

Phone: 785-532-6260