Kentucky State University will host alumni, friends and the Frankfort and surrounding communities for Frankfort Day during its first home football game Saturday, Sept. 8 against McKendree University at 4 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.

Frankfort Day is a chance for the community to come out and see what’s in store for the head football coach John L. Smith and the Thorobreds this season. Fun activities, good food, fellowship and giveaways are planned for the afternoon game.

Parking and admission to the game is free for Frankfort community members and surrounding service areas.

Co-sponsored by the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, a tailgating atmosphere will include grilled food and information fair promoting local business offerings.

“As the leading business organization in Frankfort and Franklin County, the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways for our businesses to promote themselves to new clients and customers,” Carmen Inman, president/CEO of the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, said. “I encourage area businesses to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to build a relationship with Kentucky State University and with our community.”

Inman also encouraged the community at-large to come out for the game and festivities.

“Kentucky State University is Frankfort’s university and as a community we should embrace all that Kentucky State brings to our community,” Inman said. “I encourage our community to come out to Kentucky State on Sept. 8 and support our university, meet our new residents and enjoy a great day of food and football.”

Bring the kids out to enjoy inflatables and snow cones. Adult games will take place prior to kick-off and there will be plenty of giveaways.

Attendees will also get a glimpse of the 1886 Stable Club, a fundraising initiative designed to provide aid for Kentucky State student-athletes.

“Kentucky State University athletics is excited to welcome our alumni, federal, regional and local government officials, the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Frankfort, Franklin County and the surrounding service-county residents, community partners, neighbors, the Frankfort National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and friends to come to our home on the Hill and join Head Coach John L. Smith, the Thorobred football team and the coaches as we take on the Bearcats of McKendree University at 4 p.m. in our home opener,” Etienne M. Thomas, director of athletics at Kentucky State, said.

Click here to purchase season tickets for Thorobred football.