Kansas Athletics Unveils Softball Promotion Schedule

March 19, 2012

2012 Kansas Softball Promotions

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Faith and Family Days, Bark in the Park and Jayhawks for a Cure top the list of the can’t-miss promotions that Kansas Athletics unveiled for the 2012 Jayhawk softball season.

Kansas will open its home schedule on Friday, March 23, when the Jayhawks play host to Oklahoma State in a three-game series. This season debuts the Big 12 Conference’s new Friday-Saturday-Sunday series format with each weekend opener serving as “Blue Friday” at Arrocha Ballpark. Every Friday, the first 100 fans in attendance wearing blue will receive free popcorn.

Throughout the season other recurring promotions include Faith and Family Day on March 25, April 22 and April 29, which admits fans into the ballpark for only $3 with a religious bulletin. Those days also include autographs after the game, a fun zone and kids can run the bases following the game.

The two “Jay Days” are set for an April 11 doubleheader against Wichita State and an April 25 doubleheader against UMKC. Free hot dogs will go to the first 50 students and the games also count for Rock Chalk Rewards double points. Corndogs, popcorn, peanuts and candy are all offered for $2 on “Jay Days.”

The season’s largest promotions have been selectively scheduled through the home slate. During opening weekend, Hero’s Day is set for March 24. Military personnel, medical professionals and members of the police and fire departments can attend for only $3 with ID.

During the Texas series, Senior Citizen Day will take place on Saturday, April 14, while the popular “Bark in the Park” is scheduled for the following day. The April 15 promotion gets doggie fans into the gate with a donation to the Lawrence Humane Society.

“Pink in the Park” is slated for the following weekend when the Jayhawks face the Cyclones of Iowa State on April 21. Fans wearing pink will be admitted for $3 and Jayhawks for the Cure bracelets will be handed out at the gate.

The final home weekend of the season will feature Senior Day on Saturday, April 28, and Brunch in the Park on Sunday, April 29. Kansas closes its home slate against Texas Tech that weekend.