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TESTIMONIAL THURSDAY: Southeast Missouri State University


Football season is in full swing and we wanted to take a quick time out to showcase one of our wonderful, football loving, clients, the athletic department at Southeast Missouri State University.

Matt and the KD Kanopy team were great to work with. We had a large job on a deadline (21 different pop-up canopies for our Touchdown Plaza area at home football games), and KD Kanopy was able to help us through the process. The tents are exactly what we needed to add a polished look to one of the most unique tailgating areas in all of college football. We also ordered two 10×10 canopies in the XTF model for regular use – the quality and sturdiness of those tents are tremendous, and at a great value! We would definitely recommend KD Kanopy to other athletic departments for their tent needs, and look forward to working with Matt again in the future.” —Southeast Missouri State University

Just as they mentioned, SEMO utilizes their pop up kanopies in their unique, fun & eye-catching tailgating area. It’s a great way to get noticed, especially if it is where your fans are gathering to support their team. Not sure if anyone would want to miss out on the fun here!

The Redhawks are having a pretty good football season with a current record of 3-5. They’ve had some big wins against Murray State, Austin Peay & Eastern Illinois. Their quarterback, their punter, an outside linebacker, their kicker, an inside linebacker, and one of their running backs have been given honors from their respected conference throughout the season & they have plenty of football left to play.

The mission of the SEMO Athletic Department is to provide a first class, student-athlete centered collegiate experience emphasizing the core values of academic excellence, social development, and competitive success. This university has been recognized as one of the best in the Midwest and ranks 29th in the 2017 US News & World Report’s Best College rankings for top public schools in the Midwest.

An athletic program at the university that really stands out to us is the Redhawk BRIDGE Program, a leadership program that teaches student-athletes while helping them to develop & use their leadership skills by learning about the culture in the Southeast. In turn, the student-athletes transfer these skills to help them succeed outside of the athletic arena. The program is divided into levels based on their academic year and then broken down into fall & spring semesters, each having a different theme or topic that skills revolve around. We love to see students and in this case, student-athletes, devoting time to making their community even better.

We are proud & happy to have Southeast Missouri University’s athletic department as a client and are looking forward to a successful finish to all of their fall sports seasons, go Redhawks!