18th Annual Sun Devil Football Kickoff Luncheon

by Ariyanna Norman

(l-r) Wide Receiver N’Keal Harry, Head Coach Herm Edwards, Quarterback Manny Wilkins, and Voice of the Sun Devils TIm Healey

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Tempe Mission Palms

This year’s luncheon was one of our best yet. Thank you to all Sun Devil alumni and fans, elected officials and dedicated volunteers who made this event a success. And a very special thanks to our partners who made it all possible:

ASU Alumni, Sun Devil Club, San Tan Ford, Wells Fargo, ASU, Edward Jones, United Dairymen, CenturyLink, Sea Life Aquarium & LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Southwest Gas, SRP, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, AlphaGraphics, Premier Audio Visual and Southwest Airlines. 

We were honored to have Tim Healey, Voice of the Sun Devils, as our emcee again for us this year. Dr. Christine Wilkinson, who is set to receive the prestigious Don Carlos Humanitarian Award, spoke on behalf of the ASU Alumni Association, and Ray Anderson, who was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Minorities in Sports, spoke on behalf of ASU Athletics. 

New ASU Football Head Coach Herm Edwards shared some “Hermisms” with the crowd that got everyone revved up for the upcoming season. Then, Tim Healey led an excellent panel interview with Coach Edwards, Wide Receiver N’Keal Harry and Quarterback Manny Wilkins. We’re looking forward to an incredible Sun Devil football season!

The Tempe Chamber is proud to announce that next year’s Sun Devil Football Kickoff Luncheon will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the new Sun Devil Stadium East Side Club space, which is currently in final stages of construction.

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