Military Appreciation Day

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Veterans and military are invited to attend the KWU football game on Saturday, November 9, for Military Appreciation Day. Military will be honored throughout the game, including a Color Guard presentation by the Salina VFW and the coin toss done by Veterans Affair Representative Rebecca Sharpton, a KWU alumna who served in the Army from 2002-05. 

Admission to the game is free for all military with ID and St. John’s Military School cadets. In addition, the game will serve as a donation point for the 2013 Marine Toy Box, an effort that ensures underprivileged youth have a merry Christmas. This year KWU will auction off a signed helmet and jersey, with all of the proceeds going towards the charity. Last year, more than 1000 Salina-area children were gifted through the program. New, unwrapped packages or cash donations are welcomed.

The Coyotes will take on Saint Mary that day; kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. at Salina Stadium with a $5 lunch and tailgate beginning at noon (weather permitting). For more information about Military Appreciation Day, contact Assistant Athletic Director Taylor McFarland at  or call 827.5541 ext. 3105. For more information or to bid on the jersey and helmet, please contact