Any person who makes a donation of cash or canned food to the Salvation Army from Sunday, Nov. 11, to Wednesday, Nov. 14, will receive a coupon good for $10 admission to the NIU versus Toledo football game Nov. 14 at Huskie Stadium.
Members of NIU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representing every Northern Illinois team will be out in the DeKalb-Sycamore community beginning Sunday, Nov. 11, collecting donations of canned food for the annual drive. Anyone who makes a donation will receive a coupon good for a $10 ticket to the football game, which kicks off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, Nov. 14.
On game day at Huskie Stadium, the student-athletes will be alongside Salvation Army volunteers ringing bells and accepting both canned food items and cash donations at the famous “red kettles.” Four kettles will be set up on the west side of Huskie Stadium beginning 90 minutes before game time (6:30 pm CT), and anyone who donates at the game will receive a coupon which they can then present at the ticket windows to purchase a ticket to the game for $10. The $10 tickets will be located on the west side.
At halftime, NIU mascot Victor E. Huskie, joined by NIU SAAC and Salvation Army representatives and Jeff Compher (NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics) will make the “ceremonial” first donation into the red kettle signifying the start of this year’s kettle campaign.