Peru, Nebraska – There will be plenty of activities taking place on Saturday, January 28, in the Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC), with the Peru State National Alumni (NAA) Chili Feed being the highlight of the day. This will be the 13th annual hosting of the event on the Campus of a Thousand Oaks.

The activities will begin with a Bobcat Women’s basketball game against Graceland University (Iowa) beginning at 2 p.m. A men’s game with the Yellowjackets will begin at approximately 4 p.m.

The annual alumni chili feed will start at 2:30 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted.

“The National Alumni Association is proud to welcome alumni and Peru State supporters to campus for the annual Chili Feed,” said Kim Vrtiska, NAA Co-Chair. “We hope to see a large crowd for food, fun and basketball.”

During both halftimes, the Fantastic Flyers of Gary’s Tumbling of Glenwood, Iowa, will perform. If you have not seen the Fantastic Flyers, you will have a treat coming as the team presents a show of acrobatics and tumbling.

Between the two basketball games, the Peru State athletic department will recognize student-athletes from the fall sports who received both athletic and/or academic honors.

There will be several fundraisers taking place that afternoon. The Peru State Collegiate FBLA will be having a split-the-pot raffle which will help defray costs for its members to attend the upcoming state leadership conference. In addition, Peru State’s Peru Association of Student Athletes (PASA) will be selling old jerseys and gear.

The Cat Cave (campus spirit shop) will also be in the AWAC so alumni and fans can purchase some new Bobcat gear.

The Peru State Admissions Office will be hosting a Winter Tour and Tailgate event in conjunction with the chili feed. The event will include a tour of campus and an overview of the College. A prospective student and three guests will gain admission to the basketball games. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 402-872-2221.

Nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska, Peru State College offers a mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management.

Established in 1867 as Nebraska’s first college, Peru State has transformed over the past century and a half into a state-of-the-art institution offering diverse, multifaceted educational programs annually to nearly 2,000 students.