AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University Athletics hosts the annual Military Appreciation Day games on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Christenberry Fieldhouse with soldiers from Fort Gordon and various military groups and organizations. The Jaguars host Lander University for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader, with the women's game beginning at 12:00 p.m. and the men following at 2:00 p.m.
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Once again Augusta Athletics is honored to welcome soldiers from Fort Gordon military base who will fill the stands of Christenberry as we honor members of the United States Armed Forces for the annual event. All active duty, retired, and veteran military personnel are admitted into the games free of charge with a valid military ID or DD214 form.
"Military appreciation game is always a special game for our program and university," head men's basketball coach Dip Metress said. "The soldiers enhance the atmosphere at Christenberry and when the Soldiers Creed is said it is an extremely special moment."
"We look forward to honoring our local soldiers again this year at our Military Appreciation Game on February 2nd," head women's basketball coach Millette Green said. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for all our military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they make to protect our country."
During halftime of the men's game, cadets will officially be inducted into the Army with a special swearing-in ceremony.
The Jaguars have also welcomed Operation Teammate, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Military & Veterans Services department here at Augusta University to be a part of the celebration.
Come support Augusta University basketball and our United States Armed Forces. For ticketing information, call the main athletics office 706-737-1626 or click here
About Operation Teammate
Operation Teammate is a children's focused organization with a multitude of avenues to welcome our nation's children whose parents are deployed in the armed forced or are away as first responders.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us
About Augusta University Military & Veteran Services
To currently-serving military and their dependents, veterans, and those who would like to become officers in the U. S. Army, we want to make a quality, affordable education available.
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