Students at St. Michael's Special School celebrate with members of the Green Wave baseball club after the annual fall softball game.
Oct. 17, 2012
New Orleans - The Tulane baseball team will host the annual St. Michael's Special School softball game at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium this Saturday, October 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m., and will follow the event with an intra-squad scrimmage, which is open to the public.
Tulane Baseball and St. Michael's Special School enters its 18th year of partnership for this event. The students of St. Michael's will take to the field for a series of scrimmages divided by age groups. Members of the Green Wave baseball team will be on the field assisting each St. Michael's middle school student in every aspect of the game, including fielding and hitting. St. Michael's, a New Orleans-based institute specializing in the development of special needs children and young adults, bring students to take part in the softball event.
"Saint Michael's Special School has a been a partner school with us for a long, long time and Saturday is a special day for us, our players and for those kids," Tulane head baseball coach Rick Jones said. "This year will be even more special for us because we will be honoring the memory of Mrs. Jane Silva, a Tulane alumnae and school principal who passed away earlier this fall. We are also indebted to Randy King of Fed-Ex for sponsoring the event. I encourage all our fans to come out and support these kids."
The softball game is sponsored by Fed-Ex and there will be brief award ceremony following the scrimmage. Tulane Baseball encourages all Tulane employees and friends/fans of Tulane to please come out and support us in this event.
Since fall ball started on Oct. 2, the Wave has practiced nine times and has conducted seven intra-squad scrimmages. Tulane will return to the baseball diamond this Sunday for a 3 p.m. scrimmage.