Fans of the McPherson College Bulldogs will have the opportunity to take in a great football game and say “Thank You” to emergency first responders on Saturday, Sept. 5.
The game versus Doane College starts at 7 p.m. in McPherson Stadium. To say “Thanks,” MC is offering free admission to first responder employees – including Emergency Medical Services, Police, Sheriff, Fire, and 911 Dispatch – and their families.
Before the game, the McPherson College Business Club will offer a tailgate meal starting at 4 p.m. Half of the proceeds will go to the Business Club and half will go to the McPherson Healthcare Foundation AED Fund administered by the
McPherson County Community Foundation for the purchase and maintenance of life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Since 2012, the foundation has supplied 29 AEDs to area police departments, fire departments, sheriff patrol vehicles, community buildings and city pools. Additional funds have gone into an endowment for maintenance and periodic replacement of the AEDs.
In addition to the tailgate, all game attendees can enjoy a feature show of classic cars, organized by the college’s student-run C.A.R.S. Club. The show will set up at 2 p.m. in the parking spots to the southwest of the stadium. The club will also offer root beer floats by freewill donation, with $1 as the suggested donation.
At the game’s halftime, all service members in attendance and C.A.R.S. Club will be recognized.
McPherson College invites and encourages the community to attend this wonderful afternoon and evening of events, help support student clubs at the college, and benefit a life-saving initiative in the community.