Football season will kick off this year with a rivalry game between Ada and Ardmore, and Mercy hospitals in the two communities are jumping in on the action. The third annual Mercy Kickoff Classic is approaching and stakes are high.
“This year, we’ve decided that the senior leadership from the losing team will have to wear the opposing team’s colors, and sing their fight song while shaking pompoms,” said Daryle Voss, Mercy Hospital Ardmore President, who is still excitedly celebrating a win from the last rivalry game. “Mercy Hospital Ada’s president had to kiss a pig after Ada’s loss last year, so I’m hoping the tables will not be turned.”
The Kickoff Classic is sponsored by the Mercy Health Foundation. All proceeds of the event will benefit Ardmore High School Student Council.
“This is a great community event and also is a means of getting together co-workers of both the Mercy Hospital Ardmore and Ada,” said Andre’ Moore, director of Mercy Health Foundation Ardmore.
To help get the community in the winning spirit, Mercy will host a Mercy Hospital co-worker tailgate event a few hours before the game, which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in Noble Stadium.
In addition, Mercy will provide Ardmore and Ada players with a nutritious meal the day prior to the game. If you’d like to make a contribution to Mercy’s Health Foundation, contact Andre’ Moore at (580) 220-6711 or