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Clarkson University to Host Annual Warrior Fest, Jan. 8

Clarkson University will host the second annual Warrior Fest next month.

Warrior FestThe event celebrates and supports the contributions of veterans in the North Country. Warrior Fest is open to the public and is fun for the whole family.

Warrior Fest begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8.

The evening will feature a special open skate with the Clarkson men's hockey team from 4 to 5 p.m. in Cheel Arena as well as several raffles and giveaways -- including a Golden Knights hockey jersey signed by the team and a special camo jersey.

A sled hockey match between the Fort Drum Mountain Warriors and the Kingston Knights will follow. The puck drops at 5: 15 p.m. in Cheel Arena (#12 on the map at

The cost per person over the age of 12 is $5, and children under 12 are free. Family packs are available for $10. The first 200 tickets sold will include a free hot dog, popcorn and soda during the event.

All proceeds from Warrior Fest will support the Fort Drum Mountain Warriors team and Army ROTC at Clarkson University.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Warrior Fest will celebrate the contributions of veterans in the North Country on Jan. 8. The first Warrior Fest at Clarkson University was held in 2015.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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