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Pre-Register Today For The Inaugural IPS Elite+Player Event!

July 10, 2022

Currently we are finalizing our first IPS Elite+ Player Event which is slated to be held on Sunday, July 24th at the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility.   This event will be open to only Elite+ members and IPS subscribers, and you can now pre-register to reserve your spot!

PRE-REGISTER via PAYPAL today by sending your payment to our Paypal account at 

Cost and Guests

NOTE: If you cannot attend you can have someone attend in your place according to the guidelines below.

$100 Elite+ Members: No cost, up to 3 guests

$25 Elite+ Members: $10 per person, up to 2 guests

$10 Elite+ Members: $20 per person, 1 guest
Non-Elite, premium IPS members: $30 per person. This is for entry into the event, without food.  Once all of the Elite+ members have eaten and if food is available, you can purchase a food ticket for $10. Children under 12 may accompany you for free.

Interested in attending our first IPS Elite+ Player Event?  RSVP here: LINK.   For more information, read below!

Save The Date

Currently we are set to host the event Sunday, July 24th from 5-8pm at the Wolfpack’s Indoor Practice Facility. 

This is a special date for us, as IPS launched five years ago to the day!

 Food Information

There will be food served, which is likely to be provided by Redneck BBQ Lab, which is operated by Mercedes Harris, the daughter of former NC State assistant Larry Harris.

The current plan is a buffet-style catering event, and each meal will include: 2 meats, 2 sides, 1 bread, 1 dessert, and a drink.

Silent Auctions

We will have several items available through a silent auction, and proceeds from the auctions will go back into the Elite+ fund.

- Original 1983 and 1974 National Championship Sport Illustrated magazines, matted and framed together.

- NC State official game day football autographed by coach Dave Doeren

- NC State official game day football autographed by all of the athletes in attendance at the event

- Replica helmet autographed by Devin Leary

- Basketball autographed by Terquavion Smith

- Basketball autographed by Sidney Lowe

What We’re Doing

We'll share additional information in the near future, but the current plan is to have a minimum of 16 athletes on hand. So far we've confirmed Thayer Thomas, Drake Thomas, Payton Wilson, Porter Rooks, Tanner Ingle, Shy Battle, Derrek Pitts, and Savion Jackson. Also trying to secure Devin Leary and several more.

You can bring items to the event to be autographed, but we are asking that you limit that to two items.

If time allows, we may hold a Q&A session where you can ask questions of several of the athletes.

We're still putting together the full event schedule, but other possibilities include:

* A QB competition – assuming we can secure Devin Leary and another QB.

* A Cornhole Tournament where an Elite member will be paired up with an athlete. We'll have more info on this shortly. The hope is to turn the tournament into a fundraiser for the athletes that participate in the event.

* A guest speaker -- preferrably coach Doeren, but that will be determined based on his schedule.

* There will be a donation box and cash app QR code available to allow you to make a donation. Those funds and the funds raised through the cornhole tournament will be divided equally among the athletes in attendance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in helping sponsor the event?  Contact James Henderson at

Parting Shots

We want this to be a fun, informal get together.  As we’ve stated, we are still building the format – so the notes above are subject to change. 

Right now our No. 1 priority is locking in a firm number for a headcount which will allow us to properly schedule the venue and catering.

Interested in attending our first IPS Elite+ Player Event?  RSVP here: LINK

PRE-REGISTER via PAYPAL today by sending your payment to our Paypal account at 

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