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|SLU’S “FLOOD THE FIELD” BASEBALL EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana
University will again “Flood the Field” at 3 p.m., April 8 for the Lions
baseball doubleheader against Loyola at Alumni Field.
The event annual event was earlier
planned in conjunction with the March 18 Lions baseball game. That game,
however, had to be moved to Baton Rouge when heavy rain“flooded” Alumni
Flood the Field is sponsored
by Southeastern’s CLAWS Committee, a group of university staff members
charged with “Connecting Lion Athletics With Students.” The committee
creates exciting ways to incorporate fun activities with athletic events
in order to increase student interest and attendance.
Once again, Flood the Field will
help to support local policemen and firefighters, said CLAWS member Veda
Abene, who is chairing the event. Abene said Amite fire chief Bruce Cutrer
will throw the first pitch in memory of his brother Joe Wayne Cutrer, who
was also an Amite firefighter. Joe Wayne Cutrer’s family will be
in attendance and a moment of silence will be observed in his honor.
The Emerald Girls, hostesses
of Southeastern baseball, will “Pass the Boot” -- a firefighter’s boot
-- to collect money to be donated to a charity in Joe Wayne Cutrer’s name.
“Local singing group ‘4eva1’
will sing the National Anthem as area policemen and firefighters create
an impressive lineup around the field,” Abene said.
The first 350 people to arrive
at Alumni Field will receive a special Southeastern fan proclaiming “No
Lyin’ I’m a Lion’s Baseball Fan.”
Children can get their picture
taken with Roomie or one of the many fire trucks that will be lined up
outside of Alumni Field.
During the second game of the
doubleheader, between-inning games will take place for all ages. Children
can sign up to compete in the “Dizzy Bat” contests, and six Southeastern
students will be chosen for a wild wheelbarrow race and a “Fastest Firefighter”
race. The CLAWS committee will get in on the fun by singing “Take
Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
A $100 prize will go to the student
organization with the highest attendance.
For additional information about
“Flood the Field,” contact Abene at 985-549-2301.
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