By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Athletics is extending an invitation to all active and retired members of the United States military and first responders to Bernlohr Stadium on October 20, 2018 for Military and First Responders Appreciation Day. Free admission to that afternoon's Capital Football contest versus Ohio Northern will be provided to veterans and active members of the U.S. military and first responder units, as well as other activities.
Supported by the Ohio National Guard, Capital University Athletics wishes to thank and honor its veterans and active service military members, as well as those who have or are serving the community as a first responder, with free admission to the October 20 football game between the Crusaders and the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University. Free admission will be granted to those eligible and their family* to the Capital Crusaders / Ohio Northern Polar Bears game, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
The Ohio National Guard will also be providing entertainment for all ages inside The Capital Center Field House. Doors will open to the field house and the stadium at 12 p.m. Special recognition of military service members will be made at the beginning of halftime in thanks to those for their service and sacrifice.
Information tables for the Ohio National Guard, local Veteran of Foreign War posts, and ROTC programs will also be on site and available to visit.
Capital currently has the best passing offense in the Ohio Athletic Conference by averaging 320.0 passing yards per game and ranking second in passing touchdowns (12). Capital quarterback Thomas Wibbeler is ranked inside the top-25 in multiple categories including total yards per game (#5, 356.0), completions per game (#5, 28.2), and passing yards per game (#10, 318.4).
* Military members and first responders must have proper identification as proof of employment. Free admission is good for up to five (5) total people.