Slew of activities planned for baseball weekend
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University baseball will host a series of events during this weekend’s series against Lyon College, the final home games of the year for the Bulldogs, including Senior Day, a t-shirt giveaway from SportsWorld, a benefit for all veterans that will aid the Nivens/McFarlin Home in Lebanon, and the dedication of the baseball press box for Stephen Wood.
Leadership Wilson Class of 2010 and the Lebanon Boy Scouts will host all veterans for Saturday’s doubleheader against Lyon, which starts at Noon, with half of the proceeds from tickets and concessions going to the Nivens/McFarlin Home, a self-supporting 19-bed residential care home for Disabled Veterans of America.
The home, located on Cedar Street in Lebanon, was established in 1968 and is being cared for by the third generation of family members of Doverd and Anna King, parents of Dorothy Nivens. All veterans will be admitted free for the contests, with children 10 and under also admitted free. Adults cost $5 and senior citizens are $4.
SportsWorld will give away 225 adidas t-shirts for Saturday’s game as well, to the first 100 kids and the first 125 adults at the front gate.
Sixteen seniors will be honored before Saturday’s doubleheader starting at 11:30 a.m. – Briggs Dixson, Troy Frazier, Jason Frost, Matt Greener, Brian Karahalios, Max Kautz, Sam Kikla, Kris Miller, Adrian Mull, Robert Post, Shawn Schaefer, Adam Sprague, Peter Taraskevich, Eric Vetetoe, Dave Weyer and Luke Whittaker.
Wood passed away April 21, 2009, at the age of 44 due to complications from liver cancer. He was a lifelong Midstate resident and Vanderbilt graduate who helped greatly in the design and construction of the renovated baseball stadium and press box, and the press facility will be named in his honor before Sunday’s home finale.