Military, Public Safety personnel to be honored at Tech football game Thursday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Freedom and safety. In recognition of the men and women who give those gifts to all Americans, Tennessee Tech will host a couple of special events Thursday night in Tucker Stadium when the Golden Eagles take the field under coach Watson Brown.

The Tech Athletics Department will host Military Appreciation Night and Public Safety Night when the Golden Eagles host Central Methodist in a non-conference game kicking at 7 p.m. CDT.

Military personnel, both active and retired, as well as persons working in law enforcement and emergency fields, may receive free tickets to the game for their immediate family.

"This is just a small token of our appreciation, in relation to what our servicemen and women and our public safety personnel are providing to all of us," said Mark Wilson, TTU Athletics Director. "It's something that Tech athletics can do to say ?thank you' to them and their families. We're very proud to host this special event."

The evening festivities will get underway at the Regions Bank Tailgate Park, which opens at 4 p.m. The pregame activities include live music, kids games, and an array of other activities.

The night will culminate with another spectacular fireworks display at the end of the game.

For information on the free ticket offer for military and public safety personnel, visit or call the TTU Athletics Ticket office in Eblen Center at (931) 372-3940.