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Whitworth to Host Fourth Annual Military Appreciation Game on Sept. 30

September 20, 2023

Whitworth University invites the public to attend its fourth annual Military Appreciation Football Game on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in the Whitworth University Pine Bowl. 

Pre-game activities will include:

Two skydivers landing in the stadium (weather dependent)

Flyover by a T-28 Trojan (weather dependent)

Unfurling of our 80-foot American flag

Static display of an Army helicopter (weather dependent)

“Hosting the Military Appreciation Game is the highlight of my year!” says Phil Labrie, associate director for military & veterans outreach. “It’s such an honor to publicly recognize the men and women at Whitworth who selflessly served our great nation. I’m grateful to all the volunteers who help make this event happen.”

During halftime, Whitworth President Scott McQuilkin will be joined by Lt. Col. Jeremiah Kirschman, 92nd Mission Support Group deputy commander at Fairchild Airforce Base, in performing the coining ceremony, which honors members of Whitworth’s military community. 

Admission is free for all members of the military/veterans, their families, and Gold Star families.  Please visit the red Whitworth “Serving Our Veterans” tent to pick up free tickets. 

Whitworth serves more than 200 military-connected students. It is proud to be recognized as a Military Friendly School with silver 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 about 2,500 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