HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan Tech Athletics is hosting Military Appreciation Weekend on November 10-12. The Huskies host six events that weekend and have partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to honor both active and retired military personnel. The weekend is being sponsored by Keweenaw Chevrolet, TV6, and Pepsi of Houghton.
The Huskies will be hosting Wounded Warriors Jon French and Joe Tormala—both residents of Chassell. You can read more about these two incredible veterans below.
Anybody wearing camouflage to any Tech Athletic event on the weekend can buy a Husky Deal at Michigan Tech Dining Services concessions stands for $5. A Husky Deal is a hot dog, popcorn, and a pop.
The hockey team will be wearing camouflage jerseys Friday and will host a silent auction during the game to auction off the uniforms. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Copper Country Veteran's Association, which was formed by Jim Pintar in July 2000. The CCVA provides military rights for deceased veterans in the Upper Peninsula and serves all military branches, providing support to the VFW, Legions, Disabled Veteran's, and Marine Corp League.
People can bid as many times as they want on their favorite jersey until the 9:30 p.m. deadline. The minimum bid is $60 and you must be in the building to place your bid. Bidding sheets will be located on the wall at ice level under the suites.
Keweenaw Chevrolet will be handing out T-shirts to the first 700 fans at the hockey game. Biggby Coffee will be handing out coupons before the hockey game.
Hockey hosts Northern Michigan Friday at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Football wraps up its season against Ferris State Saturday, volleyball hosts Northwood (Friday) and FSU (Saturday) to finish its regular season, and men's basketball hosts a tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the SDC Gym.