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|SLU’S “FLOOD THE FIELD” TO HONOR AREA POLICEMEN AND
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana
University will again “Flood the Field” when the Lions baseball team meets
Connecticut at 6:30 p.m., March 18, at Alumni Field.
“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 fireman’s boot -- to
collect money to be donated to a charity in Joe Wayne Cutrer’s name.
The girls will also join Southeastern
mascot Roomie the Lion atop Bruce Cutrer’s fire truck at University Avenue
for a ride to Alumni Field. Children can get their picture taken with Roomie
or one of the many fire trucks that will be lined up outside of Alumni
“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.”
Flood the Field will include
between-inning games 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. Area policemen
and firefighters will get in on the fun with a strawberry eating contest
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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