EKU to host kickoff event prior to first game.

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RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU will celebrate the start of football season with its kickoff event at Apollo’s on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 p.m.

The event will be the first of the weekly football coach’s show, where fans can hear from head coach Walt Wells and featured Colonel players, enjoy food, and have a chance to win prizes and giveaways.

Following the kickoff event on August 31st, “Thursday Nights At Apollo’s” will be held every Thursday of each game week throughout the regular season.

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