Thomas University is seeking community outreach in the coming weeks.
The school will host three promotional games as early as Sunday’s doubleheader presented by Jonah’s Fish and Grits.
Mid-game lulls will feature various contests, including one for fish costumes, TV trivia and dizzy bat – all of which will yield the winner a $15 gift card to Jonah’s.
Andrew Brown, TU Community Relations and Event Managemnt specialist, said the genesis for Sunday’s event stemmed from various Night Hawks.
“A lot of our athletes and other students work there, so it seemed like a good mix,” Brown said. “[Jonah’s] is a local entity, and we wanted to do as much as we could to be involved with community organizations. They’ve helped us a lot.”
TU will also host a Military Appreciation Day next Saturday, April 5, in conjunction with the National Guard Armory, which is hosting a same-day event for children with military families. Kids can participate in various drills and a boot camp – all in good fun – “to learn about things that their parents do in the military,” Brown said.
The Night Hawks meanwhile will host a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Edward Waters down the street, and honor military families in between games. Players are said to wear camo jerseys.
Thomas will then host Ghostbusters Day on April 12 in conjuction with the Night Hawks’ doubleheader against Warner.
The Georgia Ghostbusters, a non-profit entity that conducts promotional events across the state, will be in attendance – and they’re bringing their famous ‘Ecto-1G car’ in tow.
“This is the big one that we’re really excited about,” said Brown, a life-long fan of the famous 1980s series. “It’ll be fun for the parents who grew up with the movies to show their kids.”
Brown said TU hasn’t mapped the contests for Ghostbusters Day, but expects to soon.
Thomas was also slated to host a Flashback Friday with an 80s and 90s theme this weekend, but has tentatively postponed the event due to weather.