WILLISTON, N.D. - As a thank you to all military members and veterans, Men's hockey will be hosting a "Shirts off our Back" promotional game Saturday, January 21, at 7 p.m. when they face Colorado University.
Military families may receive free admission by picking up tickets at Williams County Veterans Services (220 2nd Ave East ) or by showing a military ID at the game.
WSC's Hockey players will be wearing a military appreciation jersey designed especially for this event. Each jersey will be auctioned off during the game.
"All proceeds will go to the Military Affairs Committee to help fund the Global War on Terrorism Monument," explained John Bowkus, WSC Head Hockey Coach. "We as a team wanted to extend a sincere thank you to all current military members and veterans. Hosting this event and raising funds are just two ways that we can give back."
To thank them for their support of the military, the first 500 people to attend the game at the Raymond Family Community Center will receive a free sponsored puck courtesy of Patriot Productions, a veteran-owned business. Veteran-owned businesses that contact Men's Head Hockey Coach, John Bowkus at 701.774.4288 may showcase products and services free of charge at the game.
Veterans have been at the center of WSC's community outreach this year. WSC held a Veterans Symposium December 7. Both Men and Women's Basketball's home openers were designated as Military Appreciation Night. WSC's Re-InVet Yourself program encourages veterans to return to school.
WSC is proud to be in the top 15% of the 1,000 schools nationwide to be recognized as a 'Military Friendly School'. Teton Jared Croop will be taking the ceremonial puck. Croop not only plays for the Men's hockey team but also is a Corporal in the US Army.
For more information about how you can support your local military, please visit Williams County Veterans Services at 701.577.4550.
For more information on the Re-InVET Yourself program, contact Crystal Hotchkiss, Registrar, Research Analyst & VA Certifying Official at 701.774.4267 or visit www.willistonstate.edu/veterans.
Please contact John Bowkus, Men's Ice Hockey Coach at Williston State College with any questions regarding the Military Appreciation Night at 701.774.4288.