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Army returns to deliver game ball

Army returns to deliver game ball

FAYETTEVILLE — The US Army Silver Wings Parachute Team will deliver the game ball to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium prior to the Auburn-Arkansas Football game on Saturday morning.

The Silver Wings visted Fayetteville for the Georgia game, but a low cloud ceiling forced the team to cancel their jump for safety reasons. While rain is in the forecast prior to the Auburn game, it looks like the weather will cooperate for the Silver Wings to make their delivery for the 11 a.m. game.

Presented by the Commanding General of the United States Army Infantry Center, the Commander of the 1st Battalion 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and the University of Arkansas Army ROTC program: the Silver Wings provide a live demonstration of precision freefall prior to kick off on Saturday.

The three-man team consists of the team leader of the Silver Wings with over 1,500 freefall jumps, Sergeant Michael Stalker of Spokane, Washington who will deliver the game ball. Sergeant First Class Michael Eames of Chicago, IL will be flying the University of Arkansas school flag and Staff Sergeant Adrian Hill of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, will be flying the nation’s colors.

The Silver Wings are sponsored by the University of Arkansas Army ROTC Department.

A practice jump will take place, weather permitting, on Friday afternoon into the stadium at 5 p.m.

Sports Category : Football