2021 Husker Salute weekend is currently full. If you wish to be placed on our waiting list click HERE
Help us honor our military men and women by donating HERE.
“The Husker Fans Salute the Troops Foundation is committed to Salute, Serve, and Support every Nebraska Veteran and active military personnel, to ensure that every person with Military ties in Nebraska feels welcome, appreciated and respected.”
History of Husker Fans Salute the Troops weekend
2021 marks the 13th year for Husker Salute. 2008 was our first year held during the OU game and attended by about 70 veterans and their families. Since then we have had to limit our attendance as it has grown to nearly 500 attendees. Each year we try to improve the experience and being our 13th year we are expecting it to be the best.
Registration is limited to members of all branches of the United States Military, active or retired.
The "Salute" organization will provide: Saturday, Meet former Husker Football greats! Take a private tour in the Nebraska Memorial Stadium. Attend a watch party for when Nebraska takes on Oklahoma Sept 18th, complete with food, drinks, door prizes and special activities for the kids. A free night stay at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel that night. Sunday, a brunch to honor our military men and women with a guest speaker. First time registrants will have to pay only a small $40 non-refundable registration fee to hold their reservation and repeat registrants will have to pay a $65 non-refundable registration fee.
We cannot do this without the support of Husker fans everywhere. The “Salute” weekend provides military members a unique opportunity to spend a dream weekend around something they love. Our board's goal is to provide a weekend for the military families at no cost to them except a nominal registration fee.
Will you please help us honor the service of fellow Nebraska fans by providing funds or by donating goods and services? Any donation level is appreciated and helps our efforts. Husker Salute is a non-profit organization that is staffed by all volunteers. All donations are tax-exempt through Husker Salute under the 501c3 tax code. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We are especially grateful to the following generous sponsors and donors:
OFFENSE ($5000 and above)
DEFENSIVE ($2500 - $5000)
SPECIAL TEAMS ($1000 - $2500)
Sons of the American Legion #252, Winside, NE
Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Pinnacle Bank (Omaha, NE) - Marc Hock president
Quarterback Club ($250 - $1,000)
Quality Brands Beverage
Randy's Donuts, Lincoln, NE
LaReen Halverson, Grand Island, NE
Tim and Kris Martin
Uniforms & More, Grand Island, NE
Restore Physical Therapy, Topeka, KS
D Beardmore Chevrolet
Touch Down Club ($0 - $250)
Donna and Dan Kutilek
Dr Bill Nelson
Mike & Leslie Peterson
Midwest speaker Bureau
West Center Automotive
Nelson Murphy Investments
Quality Brands Lincoln
Robert &Betsy Nelson
Board of Directors
Gary McGirr, President
Dan McGlynn, Vice President
John Ward, Event Organizer
Kylie Ward, Secretary
Marc Julian, Treasurer
Mike Spinharney, Golf Tournament Chairman
Kelli Ten Hulzen, Member at Large
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