Sunday, October 2, 2022

Young Professionals of Oxford Host Auburn Game Football Party at the Powerhouse


This Saturday, the Powerhouse will have the Ole Miss Rebels playing the Auburn Tigers on the big screen. The Young Professionals of Oxford is the group to thank for this event.

This is the organization’s fourth annual event: “Our Team, Our Town.” Last year, it raised $22,000 for Holding Hands Resale shop. This year the organization hopes to raise as large a donation for The Boys and Girls Club of Oxford.

Brandon Hudspeth, president of Young Professionals of Oxford, said, “We are so thankful to be able to organize an event to benefit a local organization as great as The Boys and Girls Club. Working with their team and board to plan this event has been a wonderful experience and we are expecting a great turnout on Saturday from the Oxford and Lafayette Community.”

Stephen Monroe, President of the Board, LOU Boys & Girls Club says, “The Boys & Girls Club is grateful to YPO and to the Chamber for this incredible support. 100% of the money raised will stay in Oxford to strengthen our Boys & Girls Club.”

The tickets for this event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. They are available online. For $200, a table of eight to ten people can be reserved.

The doors will open at 10 a.m. prior to the kickoff that is at 11 a.m. The food will be all-you-can-eat provided by local restaurants with refreshments supplied along with a cash bar. There will also be a silent auction.

Many have sponsored this event. They are divided into six categories pending on how much they have donated: Hotty Toddy ($2,000), Touchdown ($1,000), Quarterback ($500) and Grove ($250) and Landshark ($100).

Those in the Hotty Goddy group are Magnolia Rental, Yoknapatwhpha Arts Council, Yalobusha Brewing Company, Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Office Depot, and the Boy and Girls Clubs of America.

Gray Tollison, The Frame Up, The Oxford Centre and Office Depot donated $1,000 and are recognized as the Touchdown sponsors.

The Quarterback sponsors are, ADT Security Services, FNC, Invitation Oxford, Trustmark Bank, Mechanics Bank, Belk Ford Inc., Renasant Bank, Mimosa, and Oxford Citizen.

The Boys & Girls Club of Oxford (L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse) offers programs to more than a hundred children and teens every day. 90 percent of The Boys & Girls Club alumni graduate from high school with 92 percent saying the Club taught them that helping others is a priority.

The Club wants to continue providing such experiences to the local children. On average it costs $2,500 to provide full services to keep a child for one year. It fully relies on donations as it keeps the dues low so that all children can attend the club.

Read more about the L.O.U. Barksdale Clubhouse online. To keep updated on the event, visit Young Professionals of Oxford on Facebook.

Callie Daniels Bryant is the senior managing editor at She can be reached at

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