Arkansas Tech to host "Take a kid to the game day" Saturday

RUSSELLVILE, Ark.(ATU) – Arkansas Tech University invites all area children to attend their upcoming football game, on Saturday, Oct. 9, against Ouachita Baptist. Children have the opportunity to experience a college football game as Arkansas Tech hosts NCAA Football's sixteenth annual "Take A Kid to the Game" (TAKG) program presented by Coca-Cola and sponsored by another Corporate Champion AT&T. Kids, ages fourteen and younger, will receive a free ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, to watch the Wonder Boys in Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field.

Arkansas Tech is one of more than 200 schools across the nation that hosting a game in this campaign focused on allowing youth the opportunity to attend college football games. The Take A Kid to the GameÒ program is entering into its sixteenth year in the promotion of collegiate athletics.

"We encourage you to save the date. Tech is excited about this event where kids from the community will have a chance to be a part of our game day experience and support NCAA Football's Take A Kid to the GameÒ program," Steve Mullins, Tech head football coach and athletic director said. "This game day experience is an opportunity for children to spend quality time with a parent or role model and learn about sportsmanship that can be demonstrated on the playing field."

Tickets for this special game can be purchased on game day beginning at 4 p.m. at the Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field ticket window. For more information, contact either Courtney Clarke at (479) 968-0337 or Ben Greenberg at (479) 968-0645.

The Take A Kid to the Game program is one of the national promotions of NCAA Football, the marketing arm of college football. NCAA Football represents a coalition of the American Football Coaches Association, Collegiate Commissioners Association, Football Bowl Association, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Football Foundation. Please visit the official website,, for further information on current initiatives and to explore the newly updated interactive website that is the premier location to get all inclusive college football information with up-to-date scores, stats, audio and video streaming and unique content form every division.

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