Champions Plaza statue unveil set for August 25

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Strategic Communications

Louisiana Tech Athletics announced Friday the ribbon-cutting and statue unveiling for the Sarah and A.L. Williams Champions Plaza is scheduled for Aug. 25.

The five living recipients – Terry Bradshaw, Fred Dean, Karl Malone, Kim Mulkey, Willie Roaf, and Teresa Weatherspoon – will all be in attendance along with the family of Fred Dean. Fans can join in the recognition of the most highly-decorated student-athletes in LA Tech history as the event is free and open to the public.

The ceremony will start inside the Thomas Assembly Center as doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the program beginning on the east side of the court at 6 p.m. with speakers including Louisiana Tech University President Dr. Les Guice, Director of Athletics/Vice President Dr. Eric A. Wood, and soon-to-be LA Tech Athletics Hall of Famer and philanthropic gift provider Chris Richardson.

Statue recipients will also take part in a 10-12 minute Q&A session with the emcee. Following the conclusion of the program, everyone will make his or her way to the north end zone of Joe Aillet Stadium for a few brief remarks by Dr. Wood and the official ribbon-cutting, statue unveilings.

Once the statues are unveiled, the public will be welcome to walk through Champions Plaza.

The plaza, named in honor of former LA Tech student-athlete and football coach A.L. Williams and his wife, Sarah, had its groundbreaking back on April 22.