BEMIDJI, Minn. – In an effort to honor the brave men and women defending the United States of America and the freedom we enjoy, Bemidji State University Athletics will host Military Appreciation Weekend Nov. 14-15.
Bemidji State welcomes all current and former members of the Armed Forces to join the Beavers for a special weekend of tributes and athletics.
The BSU men’s hockey team hosts Michigan Tech for a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. The two-game set is scheduled to get underway at 7:37 p.m. Friday with the opening faceoff for the series finale set for 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Current and former military men and women who buy a ticket to the series and show a valid military ID at the Sanford Center Bob Lowth Ford Pickup Window, will receive a ticket of equal value free of charge and a voucher for a free popcorn.
The Beavers will wear special camouflaged uniforms all weekend and will auction the jerseys off Saturday.
BSU’s women’s hockey team hosts University of North Dakota at 2:07 p.m. each day, the BSU men’s basketball team hosts Crown College at 7 p.m. Friday and the Beavers’ football team welcomes Northern State University to wrap up its regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday. Current and former members of the military who show a valid military ID upon entry to men’s basketball, women’s hockey or football games will receive free admission for them and a guest.
All branches of the Armed Forces are eligible for Military Appreciation Weekend ticket offers, including: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard retired and active duty members.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).