Oklahoma Baptist University will take the football field on Aug. 31 for the first time since 1940, playing Southwestern College of Kansas. The new football program meant they needed a shuttle for OBU fans that will visit the campus this fall.

“We offered to help by donating a 40-passenger bus to shuttle football fans from parking areas to the stadium,” said Brad Peltier, executive operations coordinator, Citizen Potawatomi Nation. “With Oklahoma Baptist University’s football season kicking off this year, they mentioned that one of their biggest obstacles will be parking and shuttle transportation from extended parking areas. We are happy to help.”

Citizen Potawatomi Nation stepped up to provide OBU with a bus and painted it the green and gold of OBU Bison Athletics.

“We are very excited about this gift,” said Robert Davenport, director of athletics, OBU. “This helps our need and gives us the opportunity to work with the community and that’s very important to us. We’re excited it’s painted green and gold, that really fits what we’re doing here.”

The donation, worth more than $14,000, and continued partnership with OBU aligns with CPN’s values in academics and athletics. 

“We are proud to support OBU in both academics and athletics and we’re excited for the 2013 football season to begin,” said Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John Barrett. “This bus will help OBU fans have a more comfortable and memorable time in Shawnee and we look forward to having them in town again and again.”

The Bison will take the field wearing uniforms by Nike in variations of green and white basics. OBU’s white pants have black and green stripes on the side, while the green pants are striped on the side in black and gold. The white jersey has green numbers outline in gold and black shoulders. The green jersey has black and gold numbers, outlined in gold, and also has black shoulders.

Football tickets are available for five home games at OBU or online at http://www.obubisontickets.com/