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First Responders Invited to Cougar Football Home Opener

First Responders Invited to Cougar Football Home Opener

The College of the Canyons Athletics department is inviting all first responders to attend Saturday's COC football home opener at Cougar Stadium free of charge.

Canyons (2-0) will host Fullerton College (2-0) with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

All first responders — Fire Department, EMT, Sheriff's Dept., Police, Highway Patrol etc. — will be admitted to the game free of charge (with valid I.D).

General admission tickets are $5. Kids 10 and under are free.

"We would like to show our gratitude to the hardworking men and women who put their lives on the line to keep this community and its residents safe," said COC head football coach Ted Iacenda. "The Cougar football program appreciates each and every one of you."

The Cougars will host a special invite each week during the 2017 season. A full list of home games and corresponding invites is included below:

  • 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 vs. Long Beach City College — students/staff from SCV K-12 school districts admitted free (with proper I.D.)
  • 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. Moorpark College — local youth sports teams and cheerleading organizations admitted free (with uniform)
  • 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. Cerritos College — fans in Halloween costumes admitted free
  • 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 vs. Bakersfield College — veterans and active duty military personnel admitted free (with proper I.D.)

In addition, all 2017 COC football home games will be live streamed via a partnership with SoCalCollegeSports.com.

For more information about the 2017 College of the Canyons football team or to view upcoming live stream broadcasts please visit www.COCathletics.com.

Stay up to date on all this season's action by following the College of the Canyons Athletic department on social media at @COCathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

— Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information

Photo credit: John Bogna/COC Sports Information