Member Reminders...
2018 Catbacker Tour

Dear Wichita Catbackers,
Great news! Our Catbacker Tour event at the Sedgwick County Zoo is completely SOLD OUT! Once again, the response to our new event format has been overwhelming support. We are at the maximum capacity for the Sedgwick County Zoo's facilities and we will not be able to accommodate any additional reservations. Walk-in entries will not be accepted. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Go Cats!

Purple, get ready to roll!! The Wichita Catbackers invite you to attend the annual Catbacker Tour stop in Wichita, May 22. Come celebrate with fans and alumni as we recap a successful 2017-18 athletic campaign and hear about the excitement building for next year. Due to the popularity of our new family friendly event format that debuted last year, we have made several changes to accommodate a larger number of attendees, including a larger event space at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Bring the entire family out to enjoy the festivities. Registration is now open. See event details below:

When: Tuesday, May 22nd at 5:30 PM

Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
             5555 W Zoo Blvd
             Wichita, KS 67212

  • $15 Adults
  • $10 Children (age 4-15)
  • FREE for children younger than 4.
  • For an additional $50, 8 seats can be reserved for program.
  • $25 late reservations (after May 11th).
  • No walk-ins will be allowed on the day of the event.
  • This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

  • This event is SOLD OUT!

  • BBQ Meal
  • Cash Bar
  • Special dietary requests can be accommodated. Please contact Tara Patterson at 316-204-6931 or Alicia Shankle at 620-640-3528

Don’t miss the chance to support K-State with live and silent
auctions, featuring numerous K-State items. MasterCard, VISA,
checks and cash are accepted. 

K-State Guests (subject to change)
  • Amy Button Renz ’76, ’86, president and CEO, K-State Alumni Association
  • Josh McCowan '09, '11, senior associate athletic director of development and advancement, K-State Athletics
  • Alan Frankhauser '82, assitant director of alumni programs, K-State Alumni Association
  • Austin Schilling, associate director of development, K-State Athletics
  • Matt Giller ’11, ’14, assistant director of development, K-State Athletics
  • Erica Schilling, associate director of development, K-State Athletics
  • Susan Shipman '88, senior director of stewardship, hospitality and events, K-State Athletics
  • Chelsey Frihart '12, assistant director of hospitatlity and special events, K-State Athletics
  • Wyatt Thompson, Voice of the Wildcats
  • Willie the Wildcat
  • K-State football and basketball coaches and student-athletes

An Evening of Fun for the Family
  • Games, inflatables and more!
  • All kids in attendance will receive a clear drawstring bag full of goodies.
  • Unique athletic ticket packages will be offered, exclusively available at this event.

About Sedgwick County Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo is the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas. Please note that the zoo exhibits will be closed during our event.

This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

• Please contact Brice for membership, registration and general event questions:
Brice Lowe ’08, Wichita Catbacker President
Phone: 316-617-5873

• For donation questions and dietary requests, please contact:
Tara Patterson ’06, SummerFest Auction Committee Chair
Phone: 316-204-6931
Alicia Shankle '12
Phone: 620-640-3528

Save the date...
Powercat Open Golf Tournament
Monday, August 6th
Rolling Hills Country Club
For questions, contact Brice Lowe ’08
Phone: 316-617-5873

Our Mission Statement:

"To support KSU athletics through events and fundraisers where KSU fans can come together to show their support for the Wildcats."

Wichita is home to thousands of K-State alumni, students, and fans and we believe that the Wichita Catbackers Club is one of the best sports organizations in the State.