The annual clash between the Traverse City Central and West High Schools is more than just an exciting football game. It’s an event to honor those who answered the call to serve our country. Many men and woman, who at one time had their feet on Thirlby Field, now have their feet on foreign soil while serving in the United States military.

This game honors their service, along with police and firefighters that put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe.

Active duty military, Veterans, and first responders are invited to attend a pre-game Tailgate Party starting at 5:45 p.m. on the north side of Thirlby Field. They are then invited to come down to the field for a pre-game ceremony to recognize their service.

Commemorative 6th Annual TC Patriot Game t-shirts will be available in August at area new car dealerships and both schools. Proceeds benefit 22 2 None, an organization whose mission it is to reduce the Veteran suicide rate. That rate is estimated to be that 22 Veterans commit suicide every day in this country.

Join us for the 6th Annual TC Patriot Game
Friday, September 8
6:30 p.m.

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