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2016 APSU Governors Gauntlet to raise money for military alumni scholarship

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In honor of the military students and their families, the 2016 APSU Governors Gauntlet will benefit the APSU Military Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In honor of the military students and their families, the 2016 APSU Governors Gauntlet will benefit the APSU Military Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment.

In 2015, Austin Peay and CrossFit Clarksville came together to provide an incredible backdrop for a one-of-a-kind team competition. With $12,000 raised for the APSU Military Scholarship Fund, they are excited to be back at it again in 2016. On Saturday, Sept. 17 at Fortera Stadium and the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center pool, The Governors Gauntlet continues its commitment to honor the military. It is more than a team competition, the event is an opportunity for all involved to come together as a community and give back to those who have given so much.

During the Governors Gauntlet, military honorees will be recognized for their excellence and integrity through their outstanding individual achievements, distinguished service and inspiration to others by his/her accomplishments. Dubbed “Governors Warriors,” these men and women will be honored on the field at Fortera Stadium.

This year, Austin Peay is working with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and its Coordinated School Health Program. There will be a competition between Burt, Byrns Darden and Moore Magnet Elementary Schools; students in the fourth and fifth grade will form teams to compete against each other. The competition is broken into three categories: a relay style workout on the field, school spirit and sportsmanship. Each school will earn money for their physical education classes; $750 for first-place, $500 to second-place and $250 for the third-place school.

In cooperation with APSU Student Life & Engagement, this year’s event will also include a student competition, Gov Fit, designed to test the fitness levels of Austin Peay students. Student teams of four can take part in a test of physical fitness, with the winning squads earning up to $400 for the charity of their choice.

Austin Peay continues to be recognized for its dedication to veterans and active duty military students. The state’s largest provider of higher education to soldiers, veterans and their families, Austin Peay was named in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 a “Military Friendly School,” and is recognized as one of Tennessee’s best universities for vets by the Military Times. Earlier this year, G.I. Jobs magazine named the university to its 2016 Military Friendly Schools list.

General admission to the event is free. Visit www.apsu.edu/governors-gauntlet for more information.