The characters from the hit A&E TV show “Duck Dynasty” will be speaking at the Jeffrey Gymnasium on the Calloway County High School campus on May 11 at 6:30 p.m.
In an event titled “Faith, Family and Football,” the three main characters will speak about how they took their company to the next level, how their faith in God has brought them this far and will tell stories about their lives. Those characters include Willie Robertson, the CEO of Duck Commander, known for his prankster ways, Willie’s father, Phil Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander is known for playing quarterback for Louisiana Tech ahead of Terry Bradshaw and Phil’s brother Si Robertson (better known as Uncle Si) is known for his many stories and insight on life.
There is a chance that Jase Robertson, Willie’s brother, might also make the journey to speak at the event, however it is not confirmed.
The family is from Louisiana where they have turned their company Duck Commander from a small business into a multi-million dollar operation in their own backyard. Phil is the founder of the company, however his two sons Willie and Jase now keep it running with the help of Robertson. The company is known for its top-notch duck calls and decoys made from the Louisiana swamp wood.
As if the success was not enough of an attention catcher, the show has taken America by storm.
The TV show runs a new episode on A&E every Wednesday and features the lives and daily activities of the bearded men and their families. The family is known for their southern accents, country lifestyle and their unusual ways of getting things done.
Keeping their family values and beliefs above all is what makes the family so interesting and inspirational.
“I am most looking forward to having (the family) in our school and giving people an opportunity to see them up close,” said Brad Lawson, head football coach of Calloway County High School. “This event will basically raise money for our program and give the community something to be excited about.”
Lawson also expressed hope to shine a light on the importance of faith, family and football.
“We want to show the community we are serious about football, help raise money for our program and let everyone see the importance of family.”
On Jan. 26, a total of 2,200 general admission tickets will be available for the general public for $60 each. A meet and greet is also scheduled before the event at 5 p.m. Only 200 tickets will be available for the meet and greet session and they cost $125. These tickets can both be purchased via the CCHS athletic director Chip Gray or Lawson during the school hours.
Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty merchandise will be sold at the event.
Story by Hunter Harrell, Staff writer