Today (Saturday, Sept 26th) is the opening of Wesleyan’s football season, Middletown Day, and an opportunity to thank veterans for their service.
Much of the action will take place around Andrus Field. Family activities will run from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and will include a bounce house, a face painter, a balloon artist, live music and free popcorn. Other food will be on sale. There also will be a Resource Fair with informational booths from campus and community organizations, located in the Huss Courtyard behind Usdan University Center.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., Wesleyan Football will play Middlebury College on Andrus Field. The Middletown Police Bagpipe Association will lead veterans in attendance onto the field for recognition. The halftime show will feature a performance by the Middletown High School Marching Band.
Wesleyan will host veterans from the greater Middletown community, as well as veterans from our staff, faculty, student body and alumni.
Other athletic contests taking place that day include Women’s Soccer vs. Bates at 11 a.m. on Jackson Field; Women’s Field Hockey vs. Bates at 11 a.m. on Smith Field; Women’s Volleyball vs. U.S. Coast Guard Academy at noon in the Freeman Athletic Center’s Silloway Gymnasium; and Men’s Soccer vs. Bates at 2:30 p.m. on Jackson Field.
It should be a great day for our community, a great day to be a Cardinal!