GCU honors Luke Air Force Base airmen before basketball game

Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, at the podium, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson speak in front of Grand Canyon University students, alumni and fans at a pre-game tailgate, Wednesday, Feb. 27, on GCU's campus in Phoenix. The game honored military members and their service to America. [Submitted photo/U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid]

Grand Canyon University hosted Luke Air Force Base airmen and their families prior to a men’s basketball game on the team’s “God Bless America Night,” meant to honor military members, Wednesday, Feb. 27 on the school’s campus in Phoenix.

The event included Luke AFB Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson speaking to GCU students, alumni and fans at a pre-game tailgate before the game and Senior Airman Timothy Orr sang “God Bless America” on the court before the Antelope’s game against Eastern New Mexico. GCU won the game 95-64.

Luke Air Force Base is located 14185 Falcon St. in Glendale.

Senior Airman Timothy Orr, sings “God Bless America” before a Grand Canyon University men’s basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at GCU Arena in Phoenix. [Submitted photo/U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid]
Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, second to right, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, far right, speak in front of Grand Canyon University students, alumni and fans at a pre-game tailgate, Wednesday, Feb. 27, on GCU’s campus in Phoenix. The game honored military members and their service to America. [Submitted photo/U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid]
Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, far left, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Thompson, far right, sit with their families at a Grand Canyon University basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the GCU Arena in Phoenix. Luke Air Force Base leadership were invited to speak at and watch the military appreciation game.[Submitted photo/U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid]



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