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Whitworth to Host Third Annual Military/Veteran Appreciation Game on Sept. 17

September 8, 2022

Whitworth University invites the public to attend its third annual Military/Veteran Appreciation Football Game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in the Whitworth University Pine Bowl. 

The day will include a special program honoring our armed forces. The 12:45 p.m. preshow includes a skydiving demonstration by Skydive West Plains. Braden Roseborough from the Dauntless Pro Skydiving Team will jump from a helicopter 3,000 feet above the Pine Bowl and deploy a parachute before descending onto the field while proudly displaying the American flag. 

Whitworth will unfurl its 80-foot American flag during the singing of the national anthem at the beginning of the game. During halftime, President Scott McQuilkin will perform a coining ceremony honoring members of Whitworth’s military community. 

Admission is free for all members of the military/veterans and their families; however, this year, everyone will need a ticket to enter through the gates. Please visit the red Whitworth “Serving our Veterans” tent to pick up your free tickets. 

Whitworth serves more than 200 military-connected students. It is proud to be recognized as a Military Friendly School with bronze distinction by Viqtory Media and has consistently been ranked in the top 10 “Best Colleges for Veterans: Regional Universities West” by U.S. News & World Report

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Phil Labrie, associate director, military & veterans outreach, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3302 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or