The Ferris State University Athletics Department has again teamed up with several other campus organizations and will hold "Community Health Day" this Saturday (Jan. 24) in conjunction with the Bulldogs' Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's and women's basketball doubleheader versus Northwood at FSU's Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.
Besides the athletics department, the other campus organizations and departments taking part in the event this year include the FSU Colleges of Allied Health, Optometry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Dental Hygiene in addition to the Birkham Health Center and the Ferris Student Recreation Center.
Free informational tables will be available on a variety of health-related issues, including diabetes, immunizations, hypertension and oral health. Additionally, free screenings will be held for things such as diabetes, glaucoma, oral cancer, blood pressure and blood glucose.
The "Community Health Day" event will take place during the basketball doubleheader from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (EST) in the FSU Sports Complex. The women's hoops game against Northwood tips off at 1 p.m. (EST) with the men's game following at approximately 3 p.m. (EST).
Prior to Saturday's outing, the Bulldogs will first host Wayne State in a GLIAC doubleheader on Thursday (Jan. 22) evening with the women's game set for a 6 p.m. (EST) start inside Wink Arena and the men's game beginning at 8 p.m. (EST).
Presently, the Bulldog men's basketball squad is tied for second place in the GLIAC North Division standings with an 8-7 overall and 6-4 league record this campaign. The FSU women's team enters this week's action at 4-10 overall and 2-8 in conference play.
Tickets for both of this week's doubleheaders will be available at the door starting one hour prior to tipoff. All single-game general admission ticket prices are $7. FSU students are admitted free with ID.