HUNTINGTON - Steve Williams, a member of the Young Thundering Herd and current mayor of Huntington, will be the speaker at Saturday's spring fountain ceremony, during which the Memorial Fountain on Marshall University's campus will be turned back on prior to the Green and White football scrimmage.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, on the Memorial Student Center plaza.
"All I am and I ever hope to be is a direct result of being given the chance to play football for the Young Thundering Herd," Williams said in a release. "The spring fountain ceremony honors those who perished on that rainy evening on Nov. 14, 1970. We also honor them by acknowledging that there is a circle of life that teaches us lessons to this day. I'm honored to stand before and with my teammates to remind our city, state, nation and the world that we are what we are today because we learned how to stand strong in the face of adversity."
The Green and White scrimmage will begin at 2 p.m. following the Marshall football alumni flag football game, which will begin at 1 p.m. in the stadium.
"It will be a real treat to have our alumni back," said Marshall head coach Doc Holliday in the release. "All of them have played a big role in building the history and tradition of Marshall football, and it will be good to visit with them before our spring scrimmage."
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Ford Test Drive to raise money for the Huntington Quarterback Club in the West Lot on the east side of 20th Street across from the Marshall Recreation Center. Each Ford test drive will raise $20.
At noon, the Marshall Athletics Ticket Office will host a Choose-Your-Seat event in the stadium. This will be the first time customers may purchase tickets and choose any open seats.
The West Lot also will open at noon for fans. Tickets ($5) and West Lot parking ($20) for the Green and White Scrimmage are on sale now at herdzone.com.