Spearfish, S.D. – The Black Hills State University athletic department is hosting a kick-off celebration on August 14 beginning at 11 a.m.

Fans, parents, alumni and boosters are invited to join the football team and coaches for a bar-b-cue lunch at 11 a.m. at Lyle Hare Stadium.  Cost of the bar-b-cue is $5 per person and includes a burger or brat, chips, and a drink.

Following the bar-b-cue, everyone is encouraged to attend the volleyball scrimmage in the Young Center.  The volleyball scrimmage is slated to begin at 11 a.m. and run through the afternoon.  The highlight of the day will be at 2:45 p.m. when the 2010 Yellow Jackets will face-off against Black Hills State Alumni.  There is no charge to attend the volleyball scrimmage.

The football team will then participate in an inter-squad scrimmage at 3:30 p.m.  There is also no charge to attend the football scrimmage.

After the kick-off celebration, fans can join members of the Black Hills State coaching staff at the Stadium Sports Grill for a social.

Throughout the day, athletic department staff members will be on hand selling all-sport season tickets and answer questions about Black Hills State’s move to NCAA Division II.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSUAthletics.com.