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Your Randolph Raiders (2-2, 1-1) are back home tomorrow and it’s Madison County (3-0, 1-0) week which means we have a big region game at hand. Coach Flanagan and the team are calling for the entire Raider Nation get to SportsMed Field!  Randolph will recognize our 2017 Boys Soccer State Champions with the ring ceremony at halftime.

Friday night is also Military Night at Randolph where we will have an inflatable obstacle course for the little ones, a real cannon in action during the game, a military Jeep on campus and a great pre-game presentation by Colonel Brown with some uniforms on display from yesteryear. We’ll also be featuring the Lower School Flag team at the Raider Rally and present the 2017 state champion boys soccer team with their rings at halftime right after our dance team puts on another great show.

Randolph is giving you the chance to support Military Night by collecting cleaning supply donations for the Veterans of North Alabama Services Assistance Program (VON-ASAP).

VON-ASAP is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide tools that are necessary for a successful reintegration into civilian society. VON-ASAP addresses services, housing, transportation and basic needs for our servicemen and their families.

Help support VON-ASAP by bringing small cleaning supplies to the gate at the game tomorrow night where the Randolph Varsity Girls Tennis team will be collecting your items.

Examples of items to donate include, but are not limited to, the following: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads, Mops/Brooms, Small buckets, Disinfecting wipes, Scrub brushes, Microfiber cleaning cloths, Disposable towels, Sponges, Nitrile Gloves, Trash Bags

Thank you for supporting our veterans!

Redstone Arsenal is one of the state’s major economic engines, and could be described as the Pentagon South. It’s home to the headquarters of the Army Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, Space & Missile Defense Command, Missile Defense Agency, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and training and development centers for the FBI and ATF, and the list goes on and on. Since opening in 1941 as the Army’s chemical weapons development site, it transformed Huntsville from the watercress capital of the world to the Rocket City we know today.

History has come alive tonight with the First Patriot Support Corps led by retired U.S. Army Colonel Tom Brown. They wear uniforms that have been worn into battles around the globe. We welcome Colonel Brown who is the Executive Director of the 1st Patriot Group, and VP Operations, North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition who has supplied a cannon for the game. He is joined by volunteer teens of the Young Marines, dressed in uniforms that have been worn in battles around the globe. 1st Patriot Group and Young Marines are both phenomenal organizations for families and for teens. We are so grateful for their participation tonight!

John Omenski and The US Veterans Memorial Museum have supplied the static display Jeep that is positioned at our field’s entrance. We encourage you to stop by and learn all that the museum offers our community. What fabulous history lives right here in Huntsville!

CPT Salcedo and other personnel from the US Army Recruiting Company spoke with some of our US students today that are interested in the Academies and/or College ROTC programs available throughout the country. We are appreciative of their time and commitment to our community, and to our nation.

If you are in our audience, and are a military member, veteran, or a family member of a military member or veteran, please stand. Fans please stand and put your hands together to honor our service men and women, and their families, as well as the amazing groups that have joined us tonight to celebrate our nation’s heroes.

 

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