Concordia football to host Military Appreciation Day Oct. 22

By Jacob Knabel on Oct. 6, 2016 in Football

SEWARD, Neb. – In conjunction with its home football game versus Midland on Saturday, Oct. 22, the Concordia University football program will host Military Appreciation Day. It will also be Parent’s Day at Bulldog Stadium, where kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT. Service people who present military identification at the entrance gates will be admitted free of charge.

Four current Concordia football players are active in military service. They include junior Sebastian Garces (Boerne, Texas), sophomore Kalen Garrett (Doniphan, Neb.), senior Le’Dontrae Gooden (Sacramento, Calif.) and freshman Dylan Olmsted (York, Neb.). All four will be acknowledged for their service during the game.

As part of the day’s festivities, the Nebraska National Guard Museum, located at 201 N 8th St in Seward, will be open for tours between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Parents will be recognized following the first quarter. Then at halftime, a mock swear in of new national guard servicemen will take place. At the conclusion of the third quarter, any past and present service personnel will be acknowledged. A postgame gathering for Concordia players and parents will be held at the Seward VFW.

Those wishing to attend Military Appreciation Day can purchase admission at the gates located on the east side of Bulldog Stadium.