Veterans of the military can take in a free football game in Battle Creek Saturday night. The Battle Creek Assassins are holding a Military Appreciation night for their home game June 2nd against the Michigan Patriots at C.W. Post Field at Battle Creek Central High School. Kick-off is at 5:01pm.

Co-owner Connor Goodman, who also plays on the team, says there are military veterans on the team and that the organization is looking forward to giving military members a chance to enjoy the game for free to show appreciation for their service. Co-owner Robert Owens says that the Battle Creek Assassins are about much more than football.

We are focused on raising money for charities and participate in several community events. We also support veterans. Our team and the Michigan Patriots are partners with VETSSports which was founded in 2012 by three combat veterans to improve veteran's physical, mental, and emotional health through sports, physical activity, and community involvement.

The Assassins are always looking for opportunities to get involved in community events and making appearances. Anyone interested in having the team participate in an event can get contact information for the team staff by clicking here.

The Assassins are in the midst of their second season representing Battle Creek in the semi-pro Michigan Football League. Following Saturday's game, they will have two more home games on June 16th and July 21st.