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NEWBERRY — The Newberry College athletic department is participating in a number of promotional activities for this Saturday’s football game against Mars Hill. Kickoff for the South Atlantic Conference game is at 6 p.m.

The game has been designated as both Family Weekend and Service Appreciation Day. The discounted rate for both Family Weekend and Public Servant Appreciation Day is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The Wolves’ and Lions’ coaching staffs will also be participating in the annual AFCA Coach to Cure MD game.

Also being honored at the game will be Newberry’s 2012-13 NCAA Tournament participants and winners from last weekend’s Punt, Pass & Kick competition

Public Servant Appreciation Day

To honor those who serve in the community, public servants will be offered discounted tickets in advance of the game. Tickets at the gate will be full price for all comers.

Those qualifying for public servant ticket rates include all law enforcement employees, emergency responders (fire, EMS, etc.) and city, county or state government employees who live or work in the following counties: Newberry, Lexington, Richland, Saluda, Greenwood, Laurens, Union and Fairfield.

To buy the public servant discounted tickets, visit the ticket office on the Newberry College campus, call 803-321-5101 or send an email to tickets@newberry.edu. Proof of employment as a public servant will be required.

Family Weekend

The department of student affairs is welcoming families of current students back this weekend with activities planned for families all weekend. Registration information has been sent to families and is also available at www.newberry.edu/campuslife/studentservices/familyweekend.aspx.

Coach to Cure MD

Coach To Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), a professional organization for over 10,000 college football coaches and staff, and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest national charity devoted exclusively to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The coaching staffs for both Newberry and Mars Hill will be wearing patches to signal their participation in this years’ Coach to Cure MD game.

In 2008 the AFCA adopted PPMD’s Coach To Cure MD program as one of their charity efforts. One reason the AFCA was drawn to Coach To Cure MD was because of the unique parallels between Duchenne, a disorder which robs young men of precious muscle strength and college football, a game where young men are at the peak of their muscle strength.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy has partnered with the Mobile Giving Foundation for a Text-To-Give fund-raising platform. Anyone can simply text the word “CURE” to 90999 to make a one time $5 donation to our cause. You can also visit www.CoachToCureMD.com for more information on the program and other ways to donate.

Halftime activities

Newberry College athletic teams that made the NCAA Tournament and experienced postseason success will be honored at halftime. The volleyball, wrestling, men’s golf and women’s golf team will be honored.

Last weekend, the Newberry County Touchdown Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the City of Newberry Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism hosted Newberry’s first Punt, Pass & Kick competition in over 10 years at Setzler Field. Winners of the various age groups will recognized.

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