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November 9 @ 7:00 pm
Please call 573.629.3124 for last minute tickets.
Hannibal-LaGrange University announced Luke Zamperini as the keynote speaker for the 77th Annual Booster Banquet. The banquet will be held Friday, November 9, at 7 pm. The Booster Banquet is sponsored by HNB Bank. Tickets go on sale beginning September 1. Prices are as follows.
$50 General Admission Ticket – before November 1 – Includes banquet admission
$65 General Admission Ticket – on and after November 1 – Includes banquet admission
$175 Executive Admission Ticket – Includes reserved parking, admission to a private reception with Luke Zamperini on November 9 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and a special reserved seat at the banquet. Attendees to the special private reception will receive a copy of Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken, and be able to meet Luke and have a photo taken with him.
$1200 Sponsor a Round Table – Includes eight executive tickets for a special price.
Due to the limited amount of executive tickets, you must call the office of institutional advancement at 573.629.3124 to purchase them by credit card only.
Luke Zamperini is the son of Louis Zamperini, one of World War II’s most well-known prisoners of war and hero of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Louis Zamperini is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s latest book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which has repeatedly been in the number one position on The New York Times Bestseller list and was made into the 2014 movie Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie.
Luke Zamperini is also an executive producer to a sequel of Unbroken which is on the way from the film’s original producer, Matt Baer and God’s Not Dead Franchise Director Harold Cronk. This sequel will look at the life of hero Louis Zamperini post WWII. The faith-based film – distributed by Pure Flix – is based on the second half of Hillenbrand’s book, portraying Zamperini’s story of forgiveness, redemption, and salvation, and is titled Unbroken: Path to Redemption.
When Luke Zamperini speaks to audiences about his father, he adds a unique perspective, focusing on how the discipline of athletics, scouting, and education prepared Louis to survive his incredible ordeal at sea, and would subsequently help him to endure cruelty and humiliation as a prisoner of war.