ST. LOUIS – The second annual Midwest Regional Bank Billiken Sneaker Soirée is set for Saturday, October 14, inside Chaifetz Arena. Attendees are invited to wear cocktail attire with their favorite pair of sneakers.

The official kickoff to the men's and women's basketball season, the Midwest Regional Bank Billiken Sneaker Soirée features appearances by the Billikens' basketball teams. SLU head coaches Lisa Stone and Travis Ford will speak at the event, as will a featured speaker to be announced at a later date.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction inside Chaifetz Pavilion. Dinner and a live auction begins at 7 p.m. in Chaifetz Arena.

Tickets are $150 (tables of eight). A Blue & White sponorship (which included a table of eight) is available for $2,500. For more information, or to register, click here

The Midwest Regional Bank Billiken Sneaker Soirée helps support all 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs at SLU and more than 350 student-athletes.

Click here for a photo gallery from last year's event.