At each home game, a Huskies season ticket holder is invited to plant the Huskies flag at center field during the Huskies team introductions. On August 27, 2010 against the Western Ontario Mustangs, Monica Thiel had the hounour.
The Huskie Football Team recognizes the incredible support of the Huskies Football Fans and uses the Flag Plant as a way to thank a season ticker holder for their passion about the team. The flag plant occurs at center field during the Huskies team introductions. The players enter the field and run towards the flag. The symbolism represents the fans greeting the players.
“It was windy and the flag was heavy,” said Thiel. “It was a great experience. Being part of the intro from the field was very special to me as my nephews, Peter and Luke, didn’t know I was planting the flag. I hope it gave them a boost when they saw me there! ”
Lejbak has been a season ticket holder since 2007 and is often seen at away games. He sits in Section 11.
Previous Huskies Flag Plant season ticket holders:
Monica Thiel, Aug 27, 2010 (Sect 4)
Ryan Lejbak, Nov 14, 2009 (Sect 11)
Dana Weeks, Nov 7, 2009 (Sect 11)
John Hyshka, Oct 23, 2009 (Sect 11)
Dallas Carpenter, Oct 9, 2009 (Sect 3)