November 8, 2016 - by
Military Day Promotions Announced

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – The 12th-ranked Florida State Women’s Basketball team’s season-opening matchup vs. Jacksonville State on Friday will feature several honorary promotions as part of the team’s effort to pay its respects to the United States Military.

The Veteran’s Day tip-off, which is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., includes free admission for several personnel. They include military and veterans with proper identification, Leon County School Teachers with a badge, those who are 18 years old or under as well as anyone with a football ticket for Friday night’s Military Appreciation Game vs. Boston College.

There is a long list of pre-game activities on the Tucker Center outside plaza that honors the U.S. Military and all the sacrifices it provides. Starting at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, fans can arrive and make thank-you cards for military veterans. Fans are encouraged to bring a donation that could be used for military kits – gift cards, toiletry items, personal hygiene items or nonperishable canned goods.

Prior to tip-off, a pre-game coin exchange will happen on the court between of group of FSU Women’s Basketball student-athletes and members of the Women Veterans of STEM. Based out of the FSU Division of Student Affairs, Women in STEM helps provide resources for military women with a common interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Military Day Promotions Announced

The beneficiaries of Friday afternoon’s activities include the Sacred Soil Project and the Florida Veterans Foundation. Partnering with FSU Women’s Hoops for the event is Girls on the Run of the Big Bend.

“The Sacred Soil Project is delighted to partner with Coach Sue, Florida State Women’s Basketball and Girls on the Run of the Big Bend on Veteran’s Day,” said Tina Reason, Director of the Sacred Soil Project.

“As we honor our men and women veterans, we acknowledge that many have gone through a difficult time and are in need of our support.  We ask that you join us by participating in this unique opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ by bringing a card or letter and non-perishable food item.  Your participation is vital and greatly appreciated – together we can serve those who have served and protected us in a dignified manner.”

The Sacred Soil Project is a grass-roots non-profit corporation with an aim to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Tallahassee.

Girls on the Run of the Big Bend has partnered with Florida State Women’s Basketball for several initiatives. Using the power of exercise and other creative objectives, the group helps inspire young girls to build character, stay healthy and build confidence among themselves.

“Girls on the Run of the Big Bend is proud to support this project and raise awareness of issues facing veterans in our local community,” Executive Director Ericka McKibben said. “We believe that it is important to support everyone to become their best selves. Everyone needs a hand up sometimes or someone to say thank you for what you do.

“Our GOTR community will come together to say thank you to those who have protected our freedoms and honor their service to our country. We hope others will join us on November 11th and do the same.”

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