Big Rapids, Mich. – The Ferris State University football
team will play its final home game of the 2009 campaign this
Saturday (Oct. 31) and a number of special promotions are planned
in conjunction with the Halloween day contest.
The Bulldogs will square off against the nationally-ranked Hillsdale Chargers in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchup and kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (EDT) at Top Taggart Field.
Saturday’s contest represents the program’s annual "Senior Day" event and the squad’s senior class will be recognized prior to their final home game. Additionally, Saturday’s game also marks the 10th annual "Hall of Fame Game" with this year’s seven inductees being honored as part of the halftime ceremony.
The regular-season home finale also coincides with the Big Rapids area’s second annual Fall Festival. A parade will take place in downtown Big Rapids starting at 10 a.m. (EDT) and 200 free tickets will be given to children participating in the downtown parade courtesy of FSU Athletics as part of "Kids Day". Additional tickets are also being given to local kids compliments of the Schuberg Insurance Agency and Biggby Coffee.
Children dressed in costumes will also be introduced during halftime activities on the field. Games and inflatables will be available for kids at the stadium and a number of other activities for children will take place in downtown Big Rapids following the parade and prior to kickoff.
The finals of the bean bag toss tournament will take place during halftime on the 50-yard line and in-game promotions will include such things as the Birkam Football giveaway and Synder's Certificates.
Tickets for the game can be purchased at the stadium or for more information, please contact the FSU Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888. FSU tickets can also be bought online at www.starticketsplus.com. Tickets are $7 adults or $5 students (K-12), senior citizens and FSU faculty/staff. Ferris students with ID will be admitted free as will children not yet of school age.
Saturday's game will also be carried live locally by WYBR (102.3 FM) with Jason DaDay handling the play-by-play duties. A live video and audio webcast will be available through B2 Networks for a charge of $7 on FSU's Athletics Website at www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com (Click on B2 Networks icon) and live internet statistics will also be offered.