Special Events Planned Leading Up To Saturday's 100th 'Border War' Meeting Between Wyoming and Colorado State

Nov. 19, 2008


Several special events will take place leading up to this week's 100th Meeting in the "Border War" series between the Wyoming Cowboys and Colorado State Rams. Saturday's game is scheduled to kick off at Noon from Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

The annual running of the game ball by the ROTC detachments of both universities will take place on Friday, Nov. 21. The two ROTC units are scheduled to meet at the Wyoming-Colorado border on U.S. Highway 287 at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Wyoming's Mounted Cavalry and Blackhawk Helicopters from the Colorado National Guard will be featured in the exchange of the game ball between the two schools. Once the ball is run from Fort Collins to the state line by the CSU ROTC members, the Wyoming ROTC members will run the ball on into Laramie and will present the game ball to Cowboy head coach Joe Glenn and the Cowboy team later in the afternoon. Media are welcome to attend Friday's event at the state border.

Also taking place on Friday will be the "Border War" Blood Drive competition between the two schools. The friendly competition is a way for both universities to encourage their fans to donate blood. United Blood Services of Wyoming and Garth Englund Blood Donation Center of Fort Collins are coordinating the events in Laramie and Fort Collins. University of Wyoming fans, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday in the lower level of Washakie Dining Center on the UW campus in Laramie. The school that generates the largest number of donations will win the "Bronze Heart". Individuals are invited to show up to donate at their convenience between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, or they can also reserve a time to donate in Laramie by going to www.bloodhero.com.

"Toys for Tots" of Albany County will be collecting toys this Saturday at War Memorial Stadium. In order to ensure that all the children in Albany County will receive toys for Christmas this year, the Fleet Reserve Association Wyoming Branch and Unit 59, the Marine Corps League Detachment #777, UW's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Semper Fi Society will be sponsoring "Toys for Tots" this year. New, unwrapped toys, as well as monetary contributions, will be collected inside the gates of War Memorial Stadium prior to the Wyoming vs. CSU football game. All the toys collected at the Wyoming vs. CSU game will remain in Albany County to assist families in need. For more information about the "Toys for Tots" drive or to inform "Toys for Tots" of the existence of a family who needs help buying toys this Christmas, please contact Jim Marshall at (307) 637-6617.