Media alert: 4-H Science Day with the Lansing Lugnuts

posted on July 11, 2012 3:53pm

Contact:.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
517-432-1555, ext. 182

Organization: Michigan 4-H andLansing Lugnuts
 Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Mich.
Activities: Pitching and turfgrass demonstrations, kitchen tour, 16 science stations
Noon through the seventh inning of the game
Event contact for more information: Katie Alexander, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 517-432-1555, ext. 182, before the event; 517-420-6392 during the event

EAST LANSING – The first 4-H Science Day with the Lugnuts takes place Sunday at Cooley Law School Stadium. Featured activities will include the physics behind pitching sliders and curveballs from the Lugnuts pitching coach and one of the pitchers, a turfgrass demonstration, a tour of the kitchen to learn about event food safety and preparation, and a chance to play catch in the outfield.

“Kids that come to 4-H Science Day with the Lugnuts are going to get to experience things that no one else gets to experience,” said Lugnuts group sales representative Bill Adler. “Pregame activities will include interacting with Lugnuts players and coaches, the head groundskeeper, and the food and beverage staff.”

Below is a tentative schedule of events. Those who purchased 4-H Science Day with the Lugnuts tickets in advance are allowed to enter the stadium at noon. Public entry begins at 12:50 p.m., with the game scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

Noon: Gates open for those who purchased 4-H Science Day with the Lugnuts tickets in advance.

12:15 p.m.: Turf management on the field with the Lansing Lugnuts head groundskeeper.

12:30 p.m.: Lugnuts pitching coach Vince Horsman and one of the Lugnuts pitchers will discuss the science behind throwing a curveball.

1:15 p.m.: Event food safety and management tour with the food and beverage director.

1-1:30 p.m.: Kids can play catch on the field.

1:55 p.m. – Opening game events: Julie Chapin, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension children and youth director, will lead 4-H’ers in the 4-H pledge. 4-H’ers from Gratiot County will sing “God Bless America,” and a 4-H’er will sing the national anthem. The first pitch of the game will be thrown by a 4-H honorary.

Tom Coon, MSU Extension director, and 4-H’ers will lead the crowd in singing the seventh inning stretch.

Science exhibits and experiments will be open for anyone attending the game until the seventh inning.

4-H Science Day with the Lugnuts is a partnership between the Lansing Lugnuts and Michigan 4-H to increase youth interest in science. Michigan 4-H is an MSU Extension program.

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