Live United Bowl week festivities have arrived.

The college bowl game between long time rivals Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma will take place noon Saturday at Texarkana Razorback Stadium.

The excitement begins Thursday evening as the two teams arrive in town to begin several days of activities and practices to prepare for the big game on Saturday. The public is invited to the Arkansas Convention Center Thursday evening as the two teams arrive. The fun begins around 5PM and tickets will be on sale at the site. You will be able to meet the coaches and some of the players from both schools during the evening.

Friday, the two teams will visit community locations and see what area agencies will receive help from the United Way with proceeds from the game. Later that evening, a Jeans, Boots, and BBQ Banquet at the Arkansas Convention Center beginning at 6:30PM followed by a community pep rally also inside the Center will be held.

Saturday morning will start with Live United Bowl 5K run. Kickoff will be at noon at Razorback Stadium. Tickets to the game are just $10 for adults and $4 for students and children.

You can purchase tickets at any Mil-Way Federal Credit Union locations, at the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater Texarkana office, or online.

For more information call the United Way of Greater Texarkana at 903-794-3105.