Set Friday take place in the Hansel E. Tookes Recreation Center this Friday. This is the first time the school has had the traditional event in the recreation center.
This Friday will have a horseshoe tournament and a Veteran’s Day bowl flag football game. The game will feature the Upsilon Psi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The event is the result of collaboration between the Office of Student Activities and campus recreation.
Marvin Green, along with Student Body President Breyon Love and Vice President Troy Harris, helped coordinate the events, including game and a horseshoe tournament.
Robert Carroll, director of campus recreation, is a veteran who will be celebrating Friday. He served in the United Sates Air Force prior to his employment at Florida A&M University. He served from 1974-1978. His father also served in the United States Air Force.
“We anticipate a large crowd this Friday especially because school is out,” said Carroll. “We hope students come out and celebrate with us.”
The game is the highlight of the day. This is the first year they are throwing a Veteran’s Day bowl but hope to make it an annual event. The game will be played on the new synthetic turf fields behind the recreation center. The game will start at 1 p.m.
Dominique Cole is a senior from Washington, D.C., majoring in business administration, and will be playing in the game Friday.
“I am very excited about playing in the first Veteran’s Day bowl,” said Cole.
Lamar Lewis, a senior from Washington D.C. majoring in construction engineering technology, is also excited about Friday’s game, and will be playing in the game.
“It’s all about unity,” said Lewis.