Augusta University Athletics hosts the annual Military Appreciation Day games on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Christenberry Fieldhouse for the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
The Jaguars host the UNC Pembroke Braves for a Peach Belt Conference double feature. The Augusta women tipoff at 12:30 p.m. and the men follow at 2:30 p.m.
Augusta Athletics is proud to welcome soldiers from Fort Gordon military base who will fill the stands of Christenberry as we honor members of the United States Armed Forces for the annual event.
For the women’s halftime performance, the Jaguars have welcomed back Revolutions Baton Twirling Academy out of Augusta, Ga., for a special routine on the gym floor!
During halftime of the men’s game, cadets will officially be inducted into the Army with a special swearing-in ceremony. Fort Gordon will also have a military Humvees and satellite vehicles on display at Christenberry Fieldhouse the day of the game.
Operation Teammate will also be on hand at the games. Operation Teammate is a children’s focused organization with a multitude of avenues to welcome our nation’s children whose parents are deployed in the armed forces or are away as first responders. Info here.
All active duty, retired, and veteran military personnel are admitted into the games free of charge with a valid military ID or DD214 form.
Come support Augusta University basketball and our United States Armed Forces. For ticketing information, call the main athletics office 706-737-1626.
Military Appreciation Day Schedule Of Events
- 11:45 a.m. – Fort Gordon soldiers leave for Christenberry Fieldhouse
- 12:00 p.m. – Women’s Basketball Warmup
- 12:25 p.m. – Welcome, National Anthem, Women’s Basketball Player Introductions
- 12:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball Tipoff
- 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Women’s Basketball Halftime by Revolutions Baton Twirling Academy
- 2:00 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Warmup
- 2:25 p.m. – Welcome, National Anthem, Men’s Basketball Player Introductions
- 2:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Tipoff
- 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Men’s Basketball Halftime – New cadet swearing-in ceremony with Fort Gordon Military personnel
*** The times for each halftime and the start of the men’s game are subject to change due to the flow of the women’s game