|BHSU takes homecoming celebrations to the sky|
|Saturday, 22 September 2012 15:27|
BHSU Student Calvin Dovesh says, "It's our last swarm day, so all of us are out trying to have as much fun as possible to get the team going and just get rowdy, I guess." From brats, to burgers, to beer, the Yellow Jacket spirit could be felt in the air at BHSU's annual tailgate social.
It's all about getting the crowd revved up before Saturday's big homecoming football match up. BHSU President Dr. Kay Schallenkamp says, "This is exactly what we want to develop at BHSU; the kind of excitement about the university and the things we are doing and it builds relationships that'll last forever."
And Saturday's celebrations weren't just for the students, rather for anyone with a little green and gold flowing through their veins. Dr. Schallenkamp says, "It's a welcome for alumni who are back today, as well as for the students. Community members are here enjoying this wonderful afternoon and so it brings everything together for us."
One former Yellow Jacket arrived at the game in a less-than-traditional manner. Colin Potter delivered today's game ball from more than 8,000 feet above the ground via parachute. He's one of the major sponsors of the university's sky diving club and he says the opportunity to deliver the game ball from the air was a responsibility he just couldn't turn down. Potter says, "It's an honor to do it for the kids and just to be able to contribute to their club and do something for the school that I graduated from, so it's a big honor."
Potter says this was the first time the game ball has been delivered to the big game from the air in the school's entire history but once on the ground he's just another Yellow Jacket hoping to cheer his alma mater on to victory.