Calling All SJMA Cadets, Veterans & Military Service Men & Women


Military Appreciation Night
Sponsored By:


“Meet and greet” our mighty Monarch football players and coaches on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the TMP-Marian dining room for a complimentary meal, courtesy of Chris Schumacher, Shorty’s BBQ & Catering and the TMP-Marian senior football parents.  The first 150 Cadets that RSVP to attend on Thursday, will also receive a free “SJMA – We Build Men” football t-shirt, featuring the SJMA military crest, to commemorate this occasion.

Then, join us as we celebrate our inaugural Military Appreciation Night on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Fort Hays State University’s Lewis Field in Hays, where the Monarch football team will take on the Russell Broncos at 7:00 p.m.  In honor of TMP-Marian’s outstanding military history and for all those who have sacrificed for our country, the Monarch football team will be wearing a special jersey created for this event.  The game will include a memorable half-time tribute to our SJMA cadets, veterans and military.  A pre-game tailgate barbecue will be sponsored by Chris Schumacher of Shorty’s BBQ and Nate Meder of Redeem Designs starting before the game at 5:00 in the FHSU parking lot (look for the big tent).

Please CLICK HERE to access our online RSVP and shirt payment form.  Here you can RSVP and order additional SJMA t-shirts.  We ask that RSVP’s for the team dinner be submitted by September 8th, 2015.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the TMP-Marian Monarch football program.

Military Appreciation Night Itinerary

Sponsored By:  James Motor Company and Werth Wealth Management

Thursday, October 22, 2015 
  • 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. Team Practice at Cripplegate Field on TMP-Marian Campus (Open to  the public)
  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Catered team dinner in TMP-Marian cafeteria with SJMA Cadets and  families who have RSVP’d to attend
Friday, October 23, 2015 
  • 7:00 a.m.  Team Chapel in Marian Chapel at TMP-Marian (Open to the public)
  • 5:00 p.m.  Pregame tailgate at FHSU’s Lewis Field provided by Chris Schumacher  with Shorty’s BBQ and Nate Meder with Redeem Designs
    • Located on North side of the field-look for the large white tent
    • Open to anyone; free will donation
  • 6:40 p.m.  Fall Sport Senior Recognition
  • 6:50 p.m.  Presentation of Colors
  • 6:54 p.m.  National Anthem
  • 6:57 p.m.  Coin Toss featuring Honorary Team Captains
  • 7:00 p.m.  Football kick-off against the Russell Broncos

With 5 minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter of the game, TMP-Marian welcomes any former SJMA Cadet, veteran or active/retired member of the military to gather in the SOUTH ENDZONE to be recognized on the field at halftime. 

  • Halftime – Gene Flax, TMP-Marian Athletic Director, will lead individuals gathered in the end zone to line up on the Home sideline