On Friday, Michigan State University fans won’t have to drive to East Lansing to watch their favorite team play.
Cornerstone University will host the Division I baseball team as a fundraiser for its upcoming Cuban mission trip.
“The coaches at MSU believe in what we’re doing,” said Peter Millar, assistant varsity and JV coach. “Anytime you can get believers in Christ to work together for the kingdom, it’s a great thing.”
Michigan State players will hold infield and outfield batting practice, along with a four-inning scrimmage.
“It’ll be exciting to see a Division I team play here at our top-notch baseball facility,” said Samantha Payne, the CU volunteer baseball team manager.
Like other students, she looks forward to watching MSU play and knows it’s about more than the sport.
All proceeds from the suggested $5 ticket donation will go towards the Cuban mission trip that the baseball team has planned during winter break.
Attendees are also encouraged to bring new or gently used baseball gloves for the team to give away on their mission trip.
“Michigan State has fans all over Grand Rapids. We are hoping a lot of fans will want to come and watch,” said Dave Mitroff, varsity baseball coach.
The scrimmage will take place at Cornerstone’s De Witt Field Oct. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A silent auction and raffle featuring several footballs signed by Kirk Cousins will also take place.
The team is excited for this opportunity to raise awareness for their mission trip and host an exciting event on campus.
For more information about the CU baseball team, visit www.cugoldeneagles.com.