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VIDEOS: Forward Together Update

Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork and Ole Miss Athletics Foundation executive director Keith Carter announced Monday that the Forward Together Campaign has reached $110 million in cash and pledges. The total campaign goal is $150 million. Below are three new videos of interest. Fans can also live video feed of the ongoing construction, as well as a photo gallery displaying the renovations and expansion of the Manning Center.

Forward Together: Trailer from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.

Forward Together: Arena Fly-Through from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.

Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.

For more information about the Forward Together Campaign, and to receive information about how you can contribute, go to ForwardTogetherRebels.com or call the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation at 662-915-7159.

Rebels25, an Ole Miss Athletics Foundation membership program for fans ages 25 and under, continue its spring of activities for members with a crawfish boil at Friday night's SEC home baseball opener vs. Missouri.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. in right field of Oxford-University Stadium and will be free admission for the first 50-70 Rebels25 members and eligible, potential Rebels25 members. 

Student admission for the game is free, and discounted $5 baseball game tickets are available for non-student members. Participating members will also receive a Rebels25 stadium cup member gift.

Launched in October, Rebels25 now has over a hundred members. For as low as $25, the Rebels25 program offers Rebel Level membership, double priority points, ticket promotions and exclusive networking opportunities. 

For more information, visit Rebels25.com and GiveToAthletics.com

Rebels25, an Ole Miss Athletics Foundation membership program for fans ages 25 and under, will hold a membership drive at Tuesday night's basketball game against No. 18 Kentucky. 

The gates open at 4:30 p.m., and Rebels25 ambassadors will pass out stickers and membership brochures at the student entrance, and you will have an opportunity to sign up for the program. The membership drive kicks off a spring of activities for members.

"The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation is very proud to provide additional activities for Rebels25 this spring. This segment of membership continues to grow and we are providing new and exciting opportunities to be involved with and support our athletic program," said Ashley Winning, assistant director of development.

Launched in October, Rebels25 now has over a hundred members. For as low as $25, the Rebels25 program offers Rebel level membership benefits, double priority points, ticket promotions and exclusive networking opportunities.

Two upcoming networking opportunities for Rebels25 members are Breakfast with Bianco and Membership Appreciation Day.

"These events are great opportunities for Rebels25 members to network with some of the most influential people in the Ole Miss community. We are making great strides to invest in the future of our organization," said Keith Carter, executive director of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation.

Breakfast with Bianco is a Vaught Society event on Saturday, March 1, where Rebels25 Ambassadors and Vaught Society members will have the opportunity to join Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco and players for breakfast before the baseball game against Central Florida.

Membership Appreciation Day is open to all Ole Miss Athletics Foundation members on Saturday, March 8, before the men's basketball game against Vanderbilt and the baseball game against Arkansas-Little Rock. 

There will be an open house of the recent expanded Manning Center, appearances from coaches, student-athletes and administrators, along with free giveaways, prizes and more. 

For a discounted $15, members can purchase both a men's basketball and baseball general seating ticket. As always, student admission is free while availability lasts.

For more information, visit Rebels25.com and GiveToAthletics.com

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Here's part of a profile on former Ole Miss football player and now successful businessman Billy Van Devender, who was college teammates and roommates with Archie Manning. The full story, as well as the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation website, is linked below.

At the premiere of the ESPN Films documentary "The Book of Manning," Billy Van Devender shared a special moment with former roommate and good friend Archie Manning. 

In partnership with Ole Miss athletics, the Van Devender and Manning families made significant contributions to the Forward Together campaign to rename the indoor football practice facility the Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center.

"It was very emotional," Van Devender said. "My wife, Mollie, and I were there, and my children were there. Archie and Olivia did not know that it was going to be named after them. They walked in the room, and there were a lot of moist eyes in the room. Everybody was excited and emotionally charged. They were very appreciative of it. It's a great tribute to them. 

"I've always believed that, 'to whom much is given, much is expected.' Everyone says they want to give back, and that's what I'm trying to do here. I feel strongly that we have the right leadership at Ole Miss, and I know that head football coach Hugh Freeze is not only interested in winning football games, but he's genuinely interested in the student-athletes who we're recruiting and playing football. He wants them to be good examples and good citizens when they leave Ole Miss."

Full StoryGiveToAthletics.com

Ross Bjork - 2013 State of Ole Miss Athletics from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.

In case you missed it yesterday, above is a message from Director of Athletcs Ross Bjork on the state of Ole Miss athletics. Below are some key points:

Record-high $26 million in cash donations to Ole Miss Athletics Foundation
- Student-athletes recorded a 2.87 cumulative GPA and participated in more than 20 service projects
- Ole Miss Athletics will partner with the William Winter Institute for a Racial Reconciliation week this fall
- 810,000 fans attended home events last season
- Forward Together capital campaign received $22 million in new gifts
- Ole Miss Athletics budget will increase from $62 million (2012-13) to $70 million (2013-14)
- Next month, Ole Miss Athletics will relaunch the Forward Together campaign, with an updated basketball arena design and location, preliminary look at the new North End Zone design and project timeline for the master plan
- This year, Ole Miss Athletics will host a live, weekly show that will be streamed on OleMissSports.com

The Ole Miss Athletics Foundation surpassed its all-time record for Foundation members with 7,188 members, as of today. Among the 7,188 members, 4,200 have joined or renewed since the rebranding March 1. A member is anyone who donates toward priority seating for baseball, basketball or football, or someone who donates philanthropically toward membership or the Vaught Society.

"It is truly an exciting time to be an Ole Miss Rebel," said Keith Carter, Athletics Foundation Executive Director. "Surpassing the all-time record for Foundation members is a testament to the passion, energy and excitement of the Ole Miss faithful. While we are very happy with this announcement, we will not slow down. Our goal is to eventually reach the 10,000 donor mark. With everyone working together, we will get there.

"Overall, the future is extremely bright. We have experienced some great success over the past 12 months but I firmly believe that we are just getting started."

In addition, there have been 1,000 new football season ticket holders, bringing the total number to 8,720. Football season ticket allocations begin June 10 and will be used for both seats and parking selections. 

And $82,790,320 has been raised toward the overall goal of $150 million for the Forward Together Campaign.

Membership starts at $50, and payment plans are available. For anyone who wants to join the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation, they can visit RebelGiving.com. For anyone who wants to join or renew, they can call 662-915-7159.

FOUNDATION OVERVIEW from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.

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