Glenville, W.Va. – For the fourth year in a row the Glenville State College Pioneer Football team is partnering with the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department (GCVFD) for the Annual Spring Blue vs. White Spring Football Game which will be played Thursday, April 26 at 6:00pm at I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium. The game will feature the 2014 GSC Pioneer Offense against the GSC Defense.
“The Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department provides vital services to our community through the efforts of volunteers. These members regularly risk their lives and take time away from their families for the benefit of our community. We wanted to take this opportunity to show them our appreciation for their dedication, and to help raise some much needed funds for them, last year we raised nearly $500.00 dollars for the GCVFD and hopefully we can do better this year,” said GSC Head Football Coach David Hutchison.
The spring game is free to the public, but the Glenville State College Football team will be collecting donations at the game that will benefit the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Department.
Also the month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and during the Spring Game the GSC Pioneers football team will be showing support. The players will be wearing teal wrist bands to show their support. Also there will be an event under the shelter called the “clothesline project.” T-shirts will be hung up that have messages painted on them by survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Students are encouraged to come paint t-shirts with their own massage to support victims of those crimes.
The spring game represents the culmination of spring practice. The Pioneers return 8 starters on offense and 5 on defense from last year’s squad. In 2014 the Pioneers look to improve on the 6-5 mark of a year ago.
The Pioneers will open preseason camp on Thursday, August 9 in preparation for the 2014 season. GSC opens the 2014 season on Saturday, September 6 when they travel to MEC Conference foe Concord. Their first home contest of the 2014 season will be on Saturday, September 13 against West Liberty.
Anyone who cannot attend the spring game but would like to donate to the GCVFD may contact Coach Hutchison at email@example.com or (304) 462-6230.