March 30, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss softball team will host the third annual "Kids Take Over The Park Day" during the Rebels' April 14 game against Mississippi State to support the Le Bonhuer Children's Hospital in Memphis. Children aged 5-12 are encouraged to sign up for a variety of jobs at the ballpark and to bring donations for the children of Le Bonheur, aged infant to adolescent.
Kids will fill several roles during the Rebels' 2 p.m. game versus the Bulldogs. Positions include public address announcer, cheerleader, field crew, water manager and many more.
Volunteers will be honored before the game and will join the Rebels on the field for the national anthem. There will also be an autograph session and a skills clinic following the game, so volunteers should bring a glove.
Donations sought for Le Bonheur include blankets, car seats and rattles for infants - blocks, crayons, puzzles and stuffed animals for preschool aged - action figures, books, dolls and games for school aged children; and diaries, magazines and video games for adolescents. All donated items should be new and unopened due to health concerns and will be used for birthday and holiday parties or in bedside and recreation areas.
For more information or to sign up for a "Kids Take Over The Park" position, please contact Connie Braseth in Ole Miss Sports Marketing at 662-915-7554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.