UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Volunteers are needed at the Penn State Military Appreciation Tailgate for Servicemen, Veterans and their families on Saturday, November 20. The hatchback, to be held prior to the Nittany Lion football game against Rutgers University, needs help from Penn State faculty, staff, students, old students and members of the local community for this entirely voluntary effort.

The Military Appreciation Tailgate will accommodate active duty members, Veterans and their families at an all-volunteer community tailgate at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State supporters donated more than 7,000 football game tickets to the game through the Seats for Servicemembers program, allowing members of the military community and their families to attend the game at no cost.

Tailgate volunteers will be asked to perform a variety of functions including as a veteran / guest janitor; distribution of match tickets; transport of food and drink; work as runners, hostesses and pedestrian traffic directors; and the bus and reset tables. Volunteers are needed from six hours before the game to two hours after kick-off.

All individuals, regardless of their immunization status, are required to wear face masks inside campus, unless they are actively eating in designated food service areas.

Military Appreciation Football Game and Eventscelebrate pennsylvania national guard, who are among the many Pennsylvanians who have stepped up in a special way to serve Commonwealth citizens during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Penn State has a long and proud tradition of serving the men and women of our military through education, resources, support and more. Visit thePennsylvania State Military Appreciation Websitefor more on how Penn State continues to honor the military, Veterans and their families.

Last updated on October 22, 2021