Coach McCarty with a guitar signed by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

ADA – East Central University head football coach Tim McCarty poses with a guitar autographed by country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The guitar along with numerous other exciting and valuable prizes will be auctioned off at the ECU Tiger Kickoff 2014 Dinner and Live Auction on Tuesday, Aug. 19 in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 a table. Table sponsorships are available at $500.

Among the other list of prizes to bid on are:

  • Artesian Hotel/Spa/Restaurant Package
  • Dick Butkus picture/mini helmet
  • Bedre candy baskets
  • Napa Valley trip for two
  • Dinner for eight with former ECU head football coaches Pat O’Neal and Hank Walbrick
  • The Split-T in High School Football book (which is out of print) and written by the late, legendary ECU coach Elvan George
  • Paleontology/Archeological Adventure for six to the Black Mesa
  • *Reserved parking spot at Norris Field and season tickets for two to ECU Tiger and Ada Cougar football
  • Country Music Awards Show and After-Party Experience
  • Gift basket with gift cards to Mickey Mantle’s, Toby Keith’s and Rudy’s Country Store plus 4 bottles of wine from the Stableridge Winery
  • Two tickets to a Cleveland Browns football game with airfare and hotel included

For tickets or more information contact Catie Caton at 580-559-5611 or

For Immediate Release: 

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Contact: Brian Johnson or Amy Ford
East Central University Communications and Marketing
580-559-5650 or 405-812-1428 (cell)