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The College’s fourth annual flag football tournament to be a ‘Salute to Service’


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November 01, 2019

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the fourth annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service members as part of Arizona State University’s Salute to Service celebration.

“This event provides a focus on ASU as a military-friendly university,” said Paul LePore, associate dean for student and academic programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “The activities we sponsor during this time bring an added recognition of the role veterans and active-duty military play in contemporary society. We couldn’t be happier to not only support the students in our classrooms, but also the three ROTC programs that are part of The College.”

LePore said The College takes pride in helping ASU — which is ranked as a 2019 “Best for Vets College” by Military Times — fulfill its commitment to the military, active-duty members of the armed forces and veterans and their dependents.

The College will host the Salute to Service flag football tournament on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. Fans are encouraged to join The College for a morning of competition, community and camaraderie.

Since the founding of the Department of Military Science in 1935, The College has been the proud sponsor of ASU’s three Reserve Officer Training Corps programs. ROTC cadets and midshipmen from aerospace studies, military science and naval science, along with student veterans from the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, will contend for the esteemed Dean’s Cup.

The event is free and open to the public. Fans should enter Sun Devil Soccer Stadium at the southwest entrance.

In celebration of Veterans Day, Arizona State University proudly honors veterans and active members of the military through Salute to Service. Your support helps veterans succeed. Learn how you can help support veteran success at ASU by visiting our website.

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