Registration for the 2018 Husker Salute The Troops Weekend is now closed. If you would like to be place on the waiting list, click HERE
Help us honor our military men and women by donating HERE.
Our mission is to salute Nebraska Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines: active duty, national guard, reserve, retired and veterans, to say “Thank you for your service to our Nation” so they know the Husker Nation will never forget their sacrifice and dedication.
This is an unprecedented event in the history of military support to the Armed Forces. This weekend hosts troops and their families from all services, of all ranks, to come together and cheer on their team as they play Northwestern on October 13th 2018. This weekend is more than just a watch party, though. It is a chance for these servicemen and women to be treated like the heroes they are with an all access, private tour of Memorial Stadium and a brunch in their honor featuring guest speaker, former Husker linebacker great, Jay Foreman!
2018 marks the eleventh year for this event. 2008 was our first year held during the OU game and attended by about 70 troopers 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 troopers experience and being our eleventh year we are expecting this 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: On Saturday a private tour in Memorial Stadium where transportation will be provided to and from Memorial Stadium. A watch party for when Nebraska takes on Northwestern, complete with food, drinks, door prizes and special activities for the kids. A free night stay at the Cornhusker Hotel that night. Sunday a brunch to honor our military men and women with special guest speaker Ron Brown. 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 this 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
David Max (Huskermax.com)
Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Pinnacle Bank (Omaha, NE)
Raymond Shaw, Nebraska Classic (Palm Desert, CA)
Quarterback Club ($250 - $1,000)
Skeeter Barnes Catering
Double Eagle Beverage
Randy's Donuts, Lincoln, NE
IGA Market Place, Lincoln, NE
LaReen Halverson, Grand Island, NE
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
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