Official Release | January 5, 2017

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce will host its 13th annual Military Night game on Friday, Jan. 13 against the Erie BayHawks. Free tickets will be available at a designated table in the Sanford Pentagon lobby the night of the game for military personnel (both active and retired) and their families.

Skyforce players will be donning red, white, and blue themed jerseys which can be bid on during the game, with the jersey being awarded to the highest bidder by the end of the third quarter. Winners of the jerseys will be announced shortly thereafter and all of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Operation Cares.


In addition to the auction, the Skyforce will also host an enlistment ceremony at halftime. Over 100 young men and women who have signed up for the Air Force, Army, Navy, National Guard, and Marines will take part in a ceremony that will enlist them into one of the aforementioned organizations.

“Military Night is a game we look forward to every season,” said Skyforce President Mike Heineman. “We are honored to host the men and women who protect our country and to raise money for the families of those soldiers who are currently serving.”

About Operation Cares

In March of 2003, the Sioux Falls Skyforce created a charity to benefit family members of soldiers who were sent overseas for service. Operation Cares was launched with the help of over 20 Sioux Falls businesses. This effort has been very successful as it has raised over $160,000. All proceeds have gone to help military families with everyday needs such as car repairs, groceries, home repairs, etc.

Season tickets, flex packs, and tickets for Military Night are on sale now. Discounts and benefits are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please contact a Skyforce representative visiting the front office at 2131 S. Minnesota Avenue or by calling at (605) 332-0605.