Family Activities Surround Final Big 12 Series on the Diamond

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas baseball and softball wrap-up their 2014 home slates by playing host to conference foes, West Virginia and Iowa State, May 9-11. The Jayhawks kick off the final home series by showing appreciation to their fans, and keep the fun rolling into the weekend.
Friday night’s baseball opener against the Mountaineers shows appreciation to the fans with a special $3 admission for those faithful supporters wearing blue and will feature a special Leis giveaway for Aloha Friday. Across the lot at Arrocha Ballpark, softball kicks off its series against the Cyclones with free admission to faculty, staff and state employees with a valid ID. Fans can take advantage of a Jayhawk mini bat giveaway.
The fun continues Saturday as the Lawrence Helmet Fair takes over lots 125 and 127 between the baseball and softball complexes. Children 15 and under, accompanied by an adult, will receive a free bike helmet, while supplies last, and will learn the rules of the road and proper bike trail etiquette along with by a full fun zone. All family fun activities are set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Free parking will be available in Lot 90 on the East side of Naismith Drive.
Saturday’s baseball game will serve as the annual ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ game; all fans wearing pink will receive $3 admission and a pink pom pom giveaway while supplies last. During the game baseball will host an in game silent auction with the winners being announced at the end of the seventh inning. Some of the items featured include: game worn jersey, pink bat autographed by the team, Kansas Athletics facility tours and more. On the softball diamond, the Jayhawks celebrate senior day with a $3 admission for all senior citizens as the team honors its senior class. First pitch for both games are set for 2 p.m.
Both series finales on Sunday pay tribute to mothers and grants them free admission to either game. Kansas softball is set to start at 12 p.m. for the final game at Arrocha Ballpark before making a move to their new home at Rock Chalk Park for the 2015 season. On the baseball field, the Jayhawks will honor their seniors as they take the field for one last time at Hoglund Ballpark with the first pitch at 1 p.m.
First pitch for the baseball series opener against West Virginia is at 6 p.m., Friday, while softball’s game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.  The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.