RALEIGH, N.C. - Saturday's game against Richmond will mark NC State's annual "Military Appreciation" game at Carter-Finley Stadium. This event has become a favorite for the Wolfpack faithful, as the university pulls out all the stops to honor those who protect our freedom.
There are many special events planned for the day as men and women from all branches of service will be guests at the game.
The Backhome Box Foundation will be collecting items to send to troops overseas outside the gates and cash donations will be taken inside the stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring items from the "Soldiers' Wish List" to send to deployed troops.
The Department of Athletics and Coca Cola are hosting a pregame tailgate party for 400+ military personnel, including the Wounded Warriors. Wolfpack Club members will also be hosting troops at their pregame tailgates through the "Adopt-A-Serviceperson" program. These troops will also attend the game with complimentary tickets from athletics.
At 5 p.m., fans are encouraged to head to the North entrance for the Wounded Warriors Walk of Champions. The Wounded Warriors will be escorted by the Patriot Guard motorcycles, as well as the band, cheerleaders and dance team, and will be honored on the field during the game.
Stay in your seats at halftime, as the NC State Marching Band will have a special military tribute, a full-field sized flag will cover the playing surface and a parachute team jumping into the stadium.