JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 12, 2015) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and head football coach Carl Torbush announced on Thursday the Buccaneers will hold a First Responders Day during their spring practice on Tuesday, April 7.
Practice will begin at 4 p.m. on the ETSU Football practice fields, located just south of the Center for Physical Activity.
“For as long as I have played and coached college football, I have heard the word hero associated with coaches and athletes surrounding this game we enjoy playing in the fall of each year. It is my belief, and I know both my coaching staff and players share this belief, that first responders in our region are the real heroes among us,” said Coach Torbush. “As we work to become a better football team every day, we thank the first responders for the work they do, putting themselves in harm’s way so that each of us can enjoy the safe and secure region that we call home. We look forward to having them at our practice on April 7.”
The event is open to all first responders throughout the area, and those who attend the spring practice, are also encouraged to stay for the ETSU baseball game that night versus UNC Asheville at 6:05 p.m.
ETSU’s spring practice begins Tuesday, March 17 and culminates with the Mountain States Health Alliance Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday, April 11, at Kermit Tipton Stadium.
For more information on First Responders Day, please call the ETSU athletic department at 423-439-5286.
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