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Motlow College Athletic News

Veterans Day ceremony, tailgate party lead into basketball home opener Friday at Motlow

Nov. 8, 2016

A Veterans Day recognition celebration and a tailgate party with free food and fun will lead into the basketball home opener for the Motlow State Bucks and Lady Bucks this Friday in front of Nisbett Center on Motlow's Moore County campus. Activities are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and the public, alumni, students, faculty and staff are all invited.

The Moore County High School band will open the festivities with America the Beautiful, followed by the Tullahoma High School Junior ROTC Color Guard's presentation of colors. The MCHS band will then perform our national anthem as the Tullahoma Fire Department raises the American flag.

Speakers will include Dr. Tony Kinkel, Motlow president and JuliAnna Dykes, Motlow Student Government Association president. The guest speaker will be Master Sgt. Terry Pyle, USAF. The Moore County band will add patriotic music as the activities transition from the Veterans Day ceremony to the tailgate party fun.

Visitors can enjoy free food and drinks from Wendy's, Krystal and Papa John's as long as supplies last. Motlow's new cheer squad will perform to open the tailgate party at approximately 3 p.m., which includes a Veterans Day cake, obstacle course, volleyball and corn hole games, face painting, children's games and more.

The fun continues into the evening with the Bucks and Lady Bucks hosting Tennessee Community College Athletic Association rival Columbia State in the basketball home opener. The men's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the women to follow. There is no admission charge for Motlow athletic events.

For further information regarding Friday's events, contact Kirsten Moss, Motlow's dean of students, at or 931-393-1691.