The Albany State University Department of Athletics will honor senior football players and cheerleaders during Senior Day pre-game activities at the Prince Hall Shriners Diabetes Game on Saturday, Oct. 30. The game, which pits the Stillman College Tigers against the undefeated Albany State University Golden Rams, has also been designated as Military Appreciation Day and Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. Albany State will also welcome high school students for Campus Visitation Day. The game kicks off at 2 p.m. at the Albany State University Coliseum.
“We want all of our fans and supporters, especially our Golden Rams student-athletes and faculty and staff, to know how much we appreciate what they do for Albany State University and our athletic programs,” said Dr. Richard H. Williams, ASU athletics director. “Our senior student-athletes and cheerleaders will perform in the final home game of their collegiate careers, and our faculty and staff members work hard to ensure our student-athletes that our students have resources in place so they can be successful in the classroom and on the playing fields.”
Albany State will also pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who are currently serving on active duty or retired from military service. Members from all five branches of the armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Forces, Marines and Coast Guard will be saluted during pre-game activities and colors from each branch will be posted by members of the Albany State Army ROTC.
“We will also honor the thousands of men and women who have done so much for our great country through their military service,” Williams said. “This is a small gesture to honor those persons who serve and have served to keep our country free.”
Tickets for active duty military members and retires are $18 for adult and $5 for kindergarten through 12th grade students. Military members may purchase up to four tickets with proof of military. Junior ROTC student can purchase a student ticket for $5. All tickets must be purchased before game day.
ASU faculty and staff will be admitted free of charge with a valid ID card, Williams said. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to get their ID cards verified or validated by visiting the RAM Card Office in the Reese Student Union Building. Faculty and staff members’ ID cards will be scanned at the gate on game day for free admission.
Tickets for the two remaining Albany State University games are now on sale. Tickets for the Albany State versus Stillman College and Fort Valley State University football games are available for puchase on the Albany State campus and in various locations in Albany.
Other fans may purchase adult tickets for $20, and tickets for kindergarten through 12th grade students for $7. Adult tickets are available at the Albany State cashier’s window through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Radium Springs Petro Store, Odyssey Records and June Bug’s Grocery. Connie’s Corner will sell only adult tickets. All K-12 student tickets for the Stillman game will be available at the gate on the date of the game. ASU students will be admitted free of charge with a valid ID card.
For more information, call the ASU Athletics Department at 229-430-4754 or 229-430-4673.