Colorado Mesa University is sponsoring an annual fundraiser this weekend for the school’s sports programs and student-athletes.

The Maverick Howdown is scheduled from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Friday in the Ballroom of the CMU University Center, 12TH Street and Elm Avenue in Grand Junction.

Organizers say the event will feature a barbecue buffet, beer and wine, dancing, live entertainment and auction.

Tickets are $75 per person, and tickets are available by going to Colorado Mesa’s website (click here)  or by calling 970-248-1503.

All proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund for Colorado Mesa University Student-Athletes.