LEWISBURG, Pa. – Presented by Weis Markets of Lewisburg and Silvertip Inc., Bucknell will host a fireworks show after the football team's home opener against Marist on Saturday, September 2.

The fireworks show is the highlight of a full slate of promotions centered around the game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

The game doubles as Youth Football and Cheer Night, sponsored by Weis Markets of Lewisburg. Children 12 and younger receive free admission and are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

While supplies last, children 12 and younger will also receive a free poster featuring former Bison star and current Houston Texan Julién Davenport.


  • Post-game fireworks show
  • Free admission for children 12 and younger
  • Free Julién Davenport poster for children 12 and younger (while supplies last)
  • On-field experiences for youth football/cheerleading teams 
    • Take in pre-game warmups on the sidelines
    • Form the tunnel the Bison run through before the opening kickoff
    • One member of each team will participate in a punt, pass and kick contest at halftime
  • Discounted admission for family and friends of attending football players and cheerleaders
  • Christy's Crew t-shirt giveaway for Bucknell students (while supplies last)

For youth programs that plan to attend, email Todd Newcomb (tnewcomb@bucknell.edu) to learn more and to RSVP.