May 24, 2024

UMW Celebrates Eagle Nation Day, Sept. 6

The University of Mary Washington will hold its second annual Eagle Nation Day on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The daylong event begins at 10 a.m. at the Battleground Athletic Complex off Hanover Street and features a host of activities, including an interactive exhibit by the Children’s Museum, water balloon games, moon bounces, horse and pony rides and a screening of the children’s movie “Brave.” The day ends with UMW Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey NCAA Competitions.

The event is co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Field House, B101.5, Paragon Village and Splitsville, Children’s Museum of Richmond-Fredericksburg, and SweetFrog. For more information call (540)654-1153.

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UMW Athletics to Host Eagle Nation Day, Sept. 6

UMW Athletics to Host 2nd Annual Eagle Nation Day on September 6

Eagle Nation Day 2013 was a great success!   (Click link to review last year’s inaugural event!)

Click here to read the 2013 Free Lance-Star article!

On Saturday, September 6, UMW Athletics is opening the gates to the Battleground Athletic Complex for a free kid-friendly festival!

The one-day free carnival began as a vision to connect Mary Washington student-athletes with children and youth from the surrounding area.

Now, in just its second year, UMW Athletics has partnered with a variety of community friends to make the experience bigger and better!

Here is everything you need to know about Eagle Nation Day 2014!


#10: FREE Family Fun – Admission is free for all children and adults!

#9: Location & Time – The Battleground Athletic Complex is off of Hanover Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The gates to Eagle Nation Day will open at 10 a.m. Free T-shirts for the first 500 children & youth! Fun will last all day!

#8: Horse & Pony Rides – The UMW Riding team will be bringing their horses and ponies from Hazelwild Farm. Horse and pony rides are free for all children and adults!

#7: Field House Inflatables – The Fredericksburg Field House are bringing their giant inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, and bounce house! Splitsville will also be bringing their inflatable bowling lane!

#6: Children’s Museum Exhibit – The Children’s Museum of Richmond – Fredericksburg are joining the party with an interactive hands-on exhibit for kids!

#5: Disney Pixar’s BRAVE At 10:30 a.m. we will start Brave the movie on a mega projector screen! Our friends at Paragon & Splitsville will be popping real movie theatre popcorn for our viewers!

#4: B101.5 LIVE & Mascots – Don’t miss your chance to meet UMW’s mascot Sammy D. Eagle, SweetFrog’s mascots Scoop & Cookie, and B101.5’s Buzzy! B101.5 will be on the air, broadcasting straight from Eagle Nation Day!

#3: Sodexo Food Truck, SweetFrog, and Popcorn Bag – You won’t need to leave the complex to purchase lunch, UMW Dining Services is bringing the Sodexo Food Truck to the party! Check out SweetFrog and the Popcorn Bag stations for dessert!

#2: Women’s Soccer & Field Hockey Games – All the free fun leads up to some great free college sports! UMW Women’s Soccer kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and UMW Field Hockey’s new bleacher ceremony begins at 3 p.m.!

#1: This year’s THEME!!! – “Celebrating Girls and Women in Sport” is a perfect theme for 2014! Join Princess Merida in her courageous adventures and then cheer on the Eagles in tough NCAA competition.

Wear your gray & navy blue! We hope to see you there!

10 a.m. at the Battleground Athletic Complex.

First 500 children & youth get free T-shirts!