The Chestnut Hill College Griffins face The United States Military Academy’s (Army) Black Knights in the opener of Chestnut Hill College’s sprint football season on Friday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. at A. A. Garthwaite Stadium in Conshohocken.
In conjunction with the game will be lots of family-friendly activities. Fans have a chance to win $1000 in a competitive field goal contest and enjoy the rock ‘n’ roll style fanfest pregame party featuring music, games, a photo booths and a food truck. There will also be the opportunity to help support the Travis Manion Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering veterans and the families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. the pre-game celebration starts at 5:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill College and Army, the reigning champion of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), are two of 10 teams that play in the CSFL. Since joining the league in 2015, the Griffins have won numerous accolades, chief among them Mike Marino being named the “CSFL Freshman of the Year.” Now a junior, Marino will helm what was last year’s fourth-best offense.
For the uninitiated, sprint football abides by the same rules of normal college football, but with one exception: players must weigh 178 lbs. or less. The CSFL originated before World War II.
Tickets for the game are $5 for adults and $3 for children over the age of 8.
To check out the Griffins’ full schedule, visit the team’s page online.