Community events set for 2017 football games
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Community events set for 2017 football games

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2017 football season this week, which includes faculty and staff appreciation for all Cumberland employees, a black-out game for Homecoming as well as a day to honor the Empower Me Center in Lebanon.

The Phoenix kickoff the season August 26 at home against Bluefield College and will honor employees of Wilson County Motors, one of the University’s largest supporters. The company is providing food and games for its employees during tailgating and families may enjoy bouncy houses and games within the games of the stadium, which Cumberland provides for all home contests.

Empower Me Center Day takes place on September 9 when Cumberland faces Webber International at Nokes-Lasater Field. Empower Me Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to empower special needs individuals to achieve their full potential in a community filled with possibilities for meeting their emotional and physical needs through love, acceptance, friendship and family led by professional and therapeutic staff. For more information please visit their website at

Cumberland Athletics and Student Life will distribute a free Black Out Gameday t-shirt to students for Homecoming on October 7 when the Phoenix take on Cincinnati Christian. That’s also Hall of Fame weekend at CU, with Brandon Springer, Corey Bleaken, Pat Lawson and Danielle Henry set for induction into the Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night, October 6.

Cumberland Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day takes place October 14 against Bethel University, with all faculty and staff receiving free admission to the contest.

Senior Day ends the community events for the 2017 season on November 11 when the Phoenix end the regular season facing Kentucky Christian. Twenty seniors will be honored before the game.

2017 Cumberland Football Community Events
August 26th – Wilson County Motors Day
September 9th – Empower Me Center Day
October 7th – Homecoming, Black-Out Gameday T-Shirt/Hall of Fame weekend
October 14th – CU Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
November 11th – Senior Day