State Farm Kids Day Scheduled Prior to Illinois State Contest

State Farm Kids Day
State Farm Kids Day

The Youngstown State Athletic Department has rescheduled an earlier postponed State Farm Kids Tailgate Fun Day for this Saturday's home game against Illinois State. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Kickoff for the game against the Redbirds is set for 7 p.m.

The tailgate party will be located in the M-7 tailgate lot on Fifth Ave., just south of Stambaugh Stadium.

The YSU Athletic Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday this week.

Kids Tailgate Fun Day is free and open to children and adults. Tailgate activities will include bounce-a-round games, inflatables and skill games, clowns, face painting, Pete & Penny Penguin photo ops and game-ticket giveaways.

The first 500 children ages 12-and-under will receive a YSU Season-Ticket T-Shirt courtesy of Armstrong Cable and Coca-Cola. This special shirt will allow kids to gain entrance to all remaining YSU football and men's and women's basketball home games throughout the 2013-14 school year at NO charge. Basketball season starts next month.

At Kids Day, the Youngstown City Police, the Youngstown Fire Department, the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office and YSU Campus Police will participate with safety vehicles. The safety service units will have a fire truck, the Youngstown Bomb Squad truck, the K-9 unit and other safety-related displays to interact with the children and adults.

Area youth-group leaders may contact the YSU Athletic Marketing Office at (330) 941-7227 about complimentary game tickets for either game. In addition, select single-game tailgate passes, which can be purchased through the YSU Athletic Ticket Office remain available.

Tickets for all remaining home football games are available through the Athletic Ticket Office during normal business hours or by calling 330-941-1YSU. Fans may also log onto and click on the Gameday tab for current promotions and individual game information.