First-Ever Event To Be Held In Conjunction With Bulldog Football Contest

Top Taggart Field
"Community Health Night" will be held in conjunction with FSU's football contest against Hillsdale Saturday evening
The Ferris State University Athletics Department will be holding its first-ever "Community Health Night" in conjunction with the Bulldogs' home football contest versus the unbeaten Hillsdale Chargers this Saturday evening (Sept. 22) at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

Bulldog Athletics will be partnering with the Colleges of Allied Health, Optometry and Pharmacy on the FSU campus for the inter-professional event. As part of the day's activities, informational and screening events will be conducted free of charge for fans from 5-7 p.m. (EDT) inside the stadium. Kickoff for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is set for 7 p.m. (EDT).

"Community Health Night" will feature informational tables for those interested in a variety of medical areas including eye screening, diabetes, immunizations, heartburn, oral health, oral cancer screening and blood pressure screening. In addition, anyone who is interested in reviewing their medications can schedule an appointment by contacting Melissa Saunders at (231) 591-2227. Those scheduled for an appointment are asked to bring a list of current medications with them.

Raffles and various promotional activities will also be a part of the night's festivities.

As part of "Community Health Night", Ferris State Athletics will also be donating $1 from each paid ticket sold to benefit the Susan P. Wheatlake Women's Cancer and Wellness Fund, which will have representatives at the contest. The Susan P. Wheatlake Women's Cancer and Wellness Center and its program is a comprehensive, integrated Mecosta County Medical Center resource and referral system, wellness network along with resource center that supports women during the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer physically, medically, emotionally as well as financially. Services and funding for the center are provided through a collaborative partnership between the Mecosta County Medical Center and its foundation. Ferris previously donated approximately $900 to the fund during the winter 2007 athletics season from the proceeds of a Bulldog basketball game.

The Bulldog football team, which is presently 1-2 overall this campaign, will try to get back on track against the Chargers. Hillsdale, which is coached by former FSU head coach Keith Otterbein, presently owns a league-leading 3-0 record to date this season.

Tickets for the contest will be available at the gate or can be purchased online at www.starticketsplus.com. For additional ticket information, please contact the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888.

A live pay-per-view video and audio webcast will also be available via B2 Networks and can be accessed online at www.ferris.edu/sports.

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