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An Evening With Mecole Hardman is This Sunday at Aetos Center in Nixa

He caught the game winning touchdown in overtime in the Super Bowl, and you have a chance to hear his story live in Nixa this Sunday night.

As a five-star recruit from Elbert County High School, Mecole Hardman committed to the University of Georgia. As a standout wide-receiver and return specialist for UGA, Mecole helped bring Georgia a SEC Championship in 2017.

After his junior year, Mecole decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft, where he was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round. Mecole has since been named a Pro Bowler and has been a vital part of three Super Bowl Championships with the Chiefs.

Outside of football, family is the most important thing to Mecole. He describes his mother and his father as his best friends. Mecole and his partner have a one-year-old baby boy who they named after Mecole’s father, Carey Mecole Hardman, Sr., and now they are waiting the arrival of their second child, a baby girl. 

Mecole signed with the New York Jets in March of 2023 and was traded back to the Chiefs seven months later.  In Super Bowl LVIII, Hardman scored the game-winning walk-off touchdown in overtime.

In this special evening in the Meridian Title Performance Hall with Hardman on Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m., he will share about his life, challenges, and how he found success as a way to inspire others to follow their dreams and the hard work it takes to achieve those.

This event is also a fundraiser for Care to Learn.  Proceeds from the evening will go to help meet the health, hunger, and hygiene needs of local students.

Donations to Care to Learn can also be made when purchasing tickets or the night of the event.

Care to Learn was founded to help students succeed. It was created to help the child who desperately needed a pair of new shoes and the child who didn’t have enough food to make it through the weekend. By meeting the needs of students in the areas of health, hunger, and hygiene, Care to Learn can bring hope and help to students who desperately need it.

Nixa’s Care to Learn chapter has seen an increase in the number of students needing assistance through their Back Pack Buddy program, where food is sent home with students in need every weekend throughout the school year.  The goal of the evening is to raise enough funds to take care of 100 students through the Back Pack Buddy Program.

Date/Time: Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Doors: Lobby and Box Office open at 5 p.m. Performance Hall opens at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: *VIP Reserved Floor $175 Reserved Floor $75 Reserved Balcony $50.00

VIP tickets include an exclusive after-show party at 14 Mill Market, hosted by Care to Learn-Nixa. Regular floor seats are $75.  Balcony seats are $50.  Presale access will start on Thursday, March 7.  General public access will open at noon on Friday, March 8. 

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