The athletic department has teamed with UNC campus ROTC units to honor all current and former members of the United States military at the Idaho football game this Saturday. Here are seven things you need to know about Military Appreciation Day:
2) Kenan Amphitheatre opens at noon with DJ Joe Bunn providing the entertainment along with a giant television showing college football games from around the country. Chapel Hill Sportswear and several Food Trucks will be at the amphitheatre.
3) The Golden Knights based out of Fort Bragg will parachute into Kenan Stadium and deliver the game ball 25 minutes prior to kickoff.
4) An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker fly-over will occur just prior to kick off. The fly-over will be conducted from east to west.
5) The Marching Tar Heels will give a special military themed performance at halftime to honor all military personnel.
6) Several special military recognitions will occur throughout the game, including one for former Carolina baseball team captain and member of the 1960 College World Series Team, Rear Admiral Navy (Retired) L. Ferguson (Ferg) Norton.
7) The football team will wear a commemorative helmet with the interlocking American Flag NC. The midfield NC logo will be painted as the American flag and military flags will be flying in Kenan Stadium.
Carolina Athletics will offer all current and former military personnel and emergency service personnel (police, fire, EMS, etc.) $20 tickets for the Idaho game.
Also as part of Military Appreciation Day, fans can purchase and donate $20 tickets to active military personnel. The athletic department will match every donation and provide these tickets to service members throughout the state.
Tickets are available at GoHeels.com.
Official Military Appreciation Day t-Shirts On Sale
Official 2012 Carolina Football Military Appreciation Day t-shirts (as shown in the photo above) are on sale now at GoHeels.com, Chapel Hill Sportswear on Franklin Street, and in Kenan Stadium on game day.
* Carolina Blue shirt - $12
* Carolina Blue and Green camo shirts -$14
Chapel Hill Sportswear and Carolina Athletics will donate $2 from the sale of each shirt to the UNC ROTC program.