The University of Maine’s doubleheaders Friday and Saturday against America East conference leader Stony Brook will be the stage for a series of events before, during and after the games. Friday’s doubleheader, which starts at 3 p.m., features a Goodwill clothing drive for which donations are welcome. There will be fireworks following the second game. On Saturday, student civil rights teams from the Brownville School, Milo School and Marion C. Cook Elementary School in LaGrange, will be in the Mahaney Diamond stands to be recognized for their efforts to encourage diversity and prevent bullying in schools. The teams are a part of a statewide initiative – the Maine Civil Rights Teams Project – through the Maine Attorney General’s Office. The first game, which starts at 1 p.m., will feature Helen Violette, who is retiring after 34 years as an athletic financial aid financial compliance administrator at UMaine, throwing out the first pitch. Saturday also is UMaine baseball’s Senior Day and the team’s final homestand of the season before moving on to the America East championship tournament, which will be held May 23-25 in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756