Softball Set to Host Senior Day and Military Appreciation Weekend
COLUMBUS– The Columbus State softball team will be hosting a weekend full of events starting with Friday's non-conference doubleheader against King College at 3pm.
During Friday's contest CSU will be hosting its 2nd annual "Bark in the Park" benefit game for the PAWS Humane society of Columbus. Admission for Friday's games will be $3, all of which will be donated to PAWS.
Fans are also asked to donate items such as Puppy Pads, Purina Dog Food, Puppy Food, Dog Treats, etc. The game will also feature a special opening pitch and PAWS will have dogs up for adoption throughout the day.
Also on Friday, Columbus State will be hosting its 2011 Senior Day between games in which the four seniors off this year's team Kristi Bullard, Jennifer Isasi, Rocky Hemmer, and Keeley Kennedy will be honored and recognized for their achievements.
This weekend will also be "Military Appreciation Weekend" at Cougar Field as CSU softball honors members of service for all they do to protect our country. On Saturday, the Lady Cougars will clash with the Bearcats of Lander starting at 2pm at Cougar Field.
During Saturday's game members of the CSU Army ROTC Color Guard will be in attendance to present the colors and perform the national anthem.
Along with honoring our military, it will also be "Little Cougars Day" in which kids from Northern Little League will take the field with CSU players during the national anthem. Kids will also have opportunity to run the bases following Saturday's doubleheader.
On Sunday, Columbus State will host rival North Georgia in another crucial PBC doubleheader starting at 1pm. Members of the CSU Army ROTC Color Guard will be attendance again to present the colors and national anthem. Sunday's game will also feature a special presentation in which five new Soldiers will be sworn into service during a ceremony between games.
There will be an individual from Army ROTC there on both days to hand out information and answer any questions regarding CSU's Army ROTC Cougar Battalion. To show its support for the military CSU players and coaches along with players and coaches from both North Georgia and Lander will be wearing camouflage uniforms for both Saturday's and Sunday's games.