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 women, 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 5:30pm at the 13th St entrance 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 are available now at area car dealerships and both schools. Proceeds benefit 22 2 None, an organization whose mission is to reduce the estimated 22 Veteran deaths by suicide every day in this country.

Join us for the 6th Annual TC Patriot Game!
Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 6:30pm
Thirlby Field in Traverse City, Michigan

Media Press Releases