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Kent State Athletics to Appreciate Veterans With Free Game Tickets

Posted Aug. 25, 2014

A noble cause, hard-hitting action on the gridiron and a day of fun-filled Homecoming events will bring fans to Kent State University on Oct. 18. The Golden Flashes will host Army in their 2014 Homecoming game inside Dix Stadium at 3:30 p.m. 

For every single game ticket purchased, Kent State Athletics will donate a general admission ticket to local military veterans for the Golden Flashes’ game against Toledo on Nov. 4. The tickets are Kent State’s way of thanking all of those who have helped sustain this country’s freedom. 

“It's always an honor to play our military academies, and this gives us a great opportunity to recognize those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces,” says Joel Nielsen, director of athletics at Kent State. “We look forward to providing an exciting atmosphere at Dix Stadium for these soldiers, veterans and their families.”

Tickets to the Army game are $20 for pre-sale or $25 day of game. Please come out and show your support for our veterans by purchasing tickets today!

“We understand that it is a privilege to play this great game of football,” says head coach Paul Haynes. “It is one of the many freedoms provided to us through the unselfish acts and courage of the men and women who serve and have served this great country. This is just one way for us to say thank you.”

Fans can head to Kent State earlier in the day for other university Homecoming events, including the Bowman Cup 5K Race, the hospitality tent at the Williamson Alumni Center and the Homecoming Parade down Main Street.

Tailgating starts at 1:30 p.m. in all parking lots at Dix Stadium. Prizes will be given to the best three tailgate setups.  Happy hour inside Dix Stadium runs from 2-3 p.m. with discounts on food and beverages. The Family Fun Zone will feature inflatables, games, face painting and photo opportunities of kids wearing Kent State football equipment from 2-4 p.m.

Single game tickets for all Kent State home games are on sale now. The Golden Flashes kick off their season Aug. 30, hosting Mid-American Conference East Division rival Ohio at 6 p.m. The game will be followed by Portage County’s biggest fireworks display, sponsored by AMETEK.