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The Pursuit

The Pursuit

Friday, August 11

Doors open at 6 p.m. | Program begins at 6:45 p.m.

Fant-Ewing Coliseum

Sponsored by Cadence Bank

The ULM Athletics season kicks off Friday, August 11 at The Pursuit, a fun night with great food provided by Louisiana Seafood, cold drinks, and that Warhawk spirit! Hang out with your favorite coaches, be the first to hear what's next in ULM Athletics, and support student-athlete scholarships.

Ticket Options

Regular Reserved Table and General Admission Tickets

Purchase a regular reserved table for 8 people for $600 or general admission tickets for $50 below or . All tickets include food and drink.

Warhawk Athletic Foundation

All proceeds benefit ULM student-athlete programs and scholarships.

Sponsored By

Cadence Bank

Food Provided By

Louisiana Seafood logo

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'P' is for Pursuit

The Pursuit takes its name from the “P” in the Curtiss P(ursuit)-40 Warhawk fighter plane, best remembered as the aircraft flown during WWII by the “Flying Tigers,” or American Volunteer Group (AVG), led by General Claire Lee Chennault.

The P-40 Warhawk, identified by its shark teeth nose art, was no match for enemy aircraft. But Chennault trained his pilots with innovative air combat tactics. As a result of Chennault’s determination and aviation expertise, the P-40 Warhawk’s victories in the sky were many. In fact, the volunteer pilots never lost a single battle. The legend of the Flying Tigers was born, and General Chennault became a hero in China and around the world.

It was the P-40 Warhawk and the heroism of General Chennault that served as the inspiration behind the selection of the Warhawk mascot ten years ago. The Warhawk is more than a name, however. It is a symbol of ULM’s overall vision and mission.

Through its name, The Pursuit is meant to reflect our tradition and our commitment to pursue excellence. In the words of General Chennault himself, “When an old, well-known road is blocked, a new path must be opened.”

As a new event that brings us together, The Pursuit symbolizes a new path our institution has adopted; a path that marks the beginning of an academic and athletic year; a path that guides us through the year and prepares us for what’s coming; a path that orients us toward a successful and sustainable future.

There is power in individuals, but the power is even greater in individuals coming together as one. The P-40 Warhawk might not have been the best aircraft of its era, but the pilots who flew them understood the necessity of coming together for their mission. United, these fighters were unbeatable.

When struck by natural disasters in the recent past, our community became united. We showed our true strength, potentialandcapabilities. We showed solidarity with our comrades. We moved fast, and we moved forward in the pursuit of our moral obligations.

Now, it’s time to stand together once again and celebrate the excellence through our own mission and vision.

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For all ticket inquiries, event information, customer service, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shelley Hamilton at318-342-3558 or shamilton@ulm.edu.


All media requests, please contact:

Adam McDonald

Office of Marketing & Communications

amcdonald@ulm.edu | 318-342-5445