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NGU to Honor America’s Servicepeople at 2016 Homecoming

This year, North Greenville University’s homecoming events will not only celebrate the gathering of the NGU family, but also pay respect to past and present military and other U.S. servicepeople.

Themed as “Salute to America,” the Homecoming Celebration 2016 will run the week Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 29, concluding with a home football game against Wingate University.

While NGU students will participate in activities throughout the week, events for alumni and the community will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, with the Marion Moorhead Homecoming Classic — to be held at Cherokee Valley Golf Club in Travelers Rest, S.C.

Also, the ladies’ alumnae luncheon is set for Friday at 11:30 a.m. on the NGU campus. Guest speaker for the luncheon will be Diane Rawl, secretary for the South Carolina Gold Star Mothers organization.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the NGU Alumni Office will begin the day with a 5K Warrior Run, beginning at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from the Warrior Run will benefit Upstate Warrior Solution, a local nonprofit that helps connect and empower U.S. Armed Forces and their communities.

Other activities for the day include a breakfast honoring the classes of 1991, 1996, 2006, and 2011; a kids’ play zone at Younts Stadium; and a parade.

Homecoming events will conclude with the Crusader football game against Wingate at 2:30 p.m. and the crowning of the 2016 homecoming queen during halftime.  

All community military, first responders, firefighters, police officers, and their immediate families will be admitted free to the football game and recognized before kickoff at 2 p.m.

All military, active and non-active, are asked to check in at the stadium at 1:15 p.m. Firefighters, police officers, and EMT personnel are asked to check in at the stadium before the game, as well.

NGU welcomes all NGU family and friends to attend the Homecoming Celebration 2016. In addition, local groups that would like to participate in the homecoming parade should contact Student Life Activities Coordinator Brittany Hendrix at brittany.hendrix@ngu.edu or 864.663.0759.

For more information about NGU’s homecoming and to register for events online.

 

 

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