Support Our Troops

Mercer Bears and Red Cross Team Up to Support Our Troops

Bring two items to donate for soldier care packages and receive
FREE admission to the game!

The Central Georgia Chapter Red Cross has partnered with Mercer University to host a “Salute to the 48th Brigade” day at the last home basketball game, which takes place on February 20 at 3:30 p.m. against Jacksonville University. Prior to the game, the Red Cross will host a tailgate for the families of the deployed 48th Brigade with food and events for the children. During half-time, there will be a special presentation by Mercer and rear detachment command of the 48th.

Basketball fans will be given FREE admission to the game if you bring two donated items for soldier care packages. Accepted items include white socks, beef jerky, hard candy, bar soap, toothbrush / paste, dental floss, deodorant, baby wipes, Q-tips, shaving accessories, mixed nuts, extension cords, phone cards, and batteries (AA or AAA preferred).