For the first time in nearly a month, the 7-0 Liberty will return to Salina to play in front of a home crowd on Saturday, something the team and players have been anticipating for several weeks.
While the product on the field will be the main attraction as the undefeated Liberty host the 4-3 Dodge City Law, the Tony’s Pizza Events Center will be hosting a plethora of events to kick off Memorial Day weekend in style.
At 10:30, the flag football tournament, hosted by Liberty running back Dominique Carson will kick off the days events.
The official tailgate party kicks off at 3pm in the TPEC parking lot with a bounce house for the kids and a 50/50 raffle to support Bikers Against Child Abuse.
At 4pm, judging will begin for the best tailgate with awards being handed out to the three best setups on the lot.
Fans can earn points for having the most Liberty gear present, having the largest tailgate on the lot and having the best food.
The winner will take home $100 and an autographed Liberty football, second place will receive $50 and a Salina Liberty t-shirt and third place will take home $25 and a Liberty license plate so bring your A-game.
Awards will be given out during the first quarter media break and fans must be present to win.
Kickoff between the Liberty and Law is set for 6:30pm and the theme of the game is military appreciation. Veterans will have a chance to shake hands with fans and players and be recognized before the game.
Fans can stick around 10-15 minutes after the game for autographs from their favorite Salina Liberty players as well.