CRHS Athletic Dept. to Host Military Appreciation Day at Nov. 14 Football Game


CRHS Athletic Department Military Appreciation Day Saturday, Nov. 14

Supporting “Homes for the Brave” and “Wounded Warrior Project”

On Saturday, Nov. 14, Coginchaug Regional High School’s Athletic Department will be hosting a Military Appreciation Day, preceding the CRHS football game versus Granby Memorial.  The Falcon’s Youth Football and Cheerleading will be honorary guests of the CRHS football team and cheerleading squad.  

The sophomore class will sponsor a community tailgate event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will host a Corn Hole tournament with gift cards for the winners and runners-up.  The cost to enter the tournament is $10 per team (sign-ups until 10:00 a.m.).  Proceeds will benefit the sophomore class and the Wounded Warrior Project.  

Country singer Tat Holler performed at the CRHS volleyball Military Appreciation Night in October. Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

There will be a variety of food available for purchase. The sophomore class will host a breakfast table consisting of coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, and other breakfast snacks. The Coginchaug Football Club concession stand will serve burgers, hot dogs, and homemade french fries, and Jerry’s Pizza Food Truck will serve pizza, wings, and chili. Despite the wide variety of food options, grills are permitted. All school and district rules apply, and no alcohol is permitted on campus.

Donations will be accepted and much appreciated. There will be a food collection and donations station at the Select Physical Therapy tent. CRHS Helping Hands club will accept cash donations for Wounded Warrior promotional items. CRHS Basketball Boosters and Volleyball Boosters will be holding a clothing drive for the Homes for the Brave, where new and gently worn clothes are accepted.

There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony, dedicating a new sign at the Coginchaug Stadium Field that names all past veterans that served as honorary captains at Coginchaug’s home football games.   

The Coginchaug Football Club and Coginchaug Volleyball Boosters have sponsored rising country star, Tat Holler, who will be singing the national anthem, accompanied by the CRHS Pep Band, prior to the game. Tat Holler will also perform a halftime song in conjunction with the CRHS cheerleaders.

Attending and participating in the tailgate is free.  Tickets to the game are $5 for adults and $3 for students (grades 3 through 12) and seniors (age 65 or older).

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