College football fans can breathe a sigh of relief this weekend. The Navy-Air Force game will go on as originally scheduled on Saturday in Annapolis -- thanks to a little help from United Airlines.
The Washington Times explains:
With the service academies saying they must call off their athletic events in light of the budget freeze, United said Wednesday it would fly the Air Force team to the game at no charge.
“We hate cancellations, so we’re offering to fly @AF_Academy to this year’s Air Force-Navy game. Retweet if you agree,” the airline posted on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Intercollegiate games for service academies were cancelled when the government shut down at midnight on Monday. A final decision on the Navy-Air Force game will be made by noon Thursday.