Education takes center stage on the promotional side of the Northwestern State football team’s return home against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
When the Demons host the Lions in a 6 p.m. kickoff at Turpin Stadium, they will continue what they began earlier in the week.
As part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers Week, various Northwestern State student-athletes will be out in the community, delivering game tickets to their favorite teachers. Throughout the game, local teachers will be recognized and honored.
Fans also have the opportunity to show their respect for local teachers by making a donation to support the Demons Unlimited Foundation’s partnership with the A+ Coalition to advance education in Natchitoches Parish. Text EXTRAYARD to 41444 to make a donation.
Saturday also will be Northwestern State’s annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day where NSU teachers and staff members will be honored during the game.
It will be fun for all ages when the Demons host Southeastern Louisiana as the game also will serve as the annual Super 1 Foods Kids Day game.
There will be $5 tickets available for children to attend Saturday’s game against Southeastern Louisiana. Kids also are encouraged to attend Friday night’s 7 o’clock soccer match against Lamar and Saturday’s 11 a.m. volleyball match against Houston Baptist. Admission to the soccer and volleyball matches are free.
The $5 tickets can be purchased online by using the code KIDSDAY2019.
Kids Day events include tailgate food, drinks, games and giveaways sponsored by Super 1 Foods. All Kids Day participants will be invited on the field to make the runout tunnel for the Demons football team.
Saturday also is Family Day hosted by the First Year Experience, and there is a tailgate associated with that event as well.
Check-in for the Family Day tailgate is set for 2:30 p.m. with live band Extreme Caution playing at 3 p.m. A tailgate dinner will be served at 4 p.m. for $10 before the 5:15 p.m. pep rally featuring NSU’s cheerleaders and pom line as well as the Spirit of Northwestern band.
For more information on the Family Day tailgate, log onto www.NSUFamilyDay19.eventbrite.com.