Dear SOJA Members and supporters,

On may 4th at the Southern Oregon University stadium, the college football team, Southern Oregon University “Raiders” will play against Kansei Gakuin University “Fighters” from Japan. SOJA members are specially invited to watch from the Fighters side of the field. The Japanese team is traveling from Japan with an entourage of 150 people to Southern Oregon to play this match against the SOU team.

Kansei Gakuin University has been the college football champion  for the last 8 years in Japan.

SOJA will be supporting this team throughout their stay in Southern Oregon. Sayuri Wells, Youko Inoue, and Miwa Russell will be at the gate to greet you around 5pm, and we will escort you to the bench area of the Fighters. We will have a banner and noise clappers as well. The first 50 or so members that show up will receive an original event pin. We will also have an opportunity to take pictures with the team after the game.  

The cheer phrase will be “Lets Go K.G! Let’s Go!”  

The team color is blue and yellow. So wear these colors to support!

Date: May 4th

Location: Raider Stadium at the Southern Oregon University in Ashland 

Kick Off Time: 6 p.m. (Highly recommended to come early)

General Admission $12, Senior Citizens $10,  Middle/High School $5, Children 12 and under are free.

Hope to see you all! It will be an awesome night to cheer and support the Fighters together!


Miwa Russell (President of SOJA)