The Offices of Athletic Marketing and Student Engagement at Heidelberg University are teaming up to host fun-filled carnivals before a softball and baseball game.
On Saturday, April 6, Heidelberg softball will host Muskingum University for a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Jocko Huffman Field in Hedges-Boyer Park. Community Day events will begin at 1 p.m.
Two weeks later, Heidelberg baseball will host the University of Mount Union. The doubleheader on April 20 is set to begin at 1 p.m., with Community Day starting at noon. Heidelberg baseball plays their home games at Peaceful Valley, located at the dead end of Prospect Street.
Fans of all ages can expect a variety of activities and souvenirs — popcorn, cotton candy, create-a-baseball card booth, games and raffles— all for free. After the conclusion of the doubleheaders, young fans can run the bases and collect autographs from Heidelberg’s student-athletes.
These are the first such events held by Heidelberg Athletics.
“We are very excited to start the Community Day tradition,” said Andrea Wensowitch, Director of Student Engagement. “Many of our student organizations will be on hand to provide activities. It’s a great opportunity for the Heidelberg community to interact with the public.”
If inclement weather forces the postponement of the games, Community Day will be held inside Seiberling Gymnasium. Fans can visit www.heidelberg.edu/athletics and follow @BergAthletics on Twitter for more information on potential changes.