Home Run T-Shirt Toss - After Michigan hits a home run, we'll be looking for the loudest section. That section will be rewarded with a special Michigan Softball t-shirt.
Double Play Inning - The second inning of every game will be the "Double Play Inning." If Michigan records a double play of any combination during this inning, one lucky fan who signed up at the promotions table will win a Michigan Mini-Helmet.
Name That Tune - During the third inning of each game, one contestant will be chosen to "Name That Tune." If the fan guesses correctly, they will receive a $10 iTunes gift card.
Grand Slam Inning - The fourth inning of every game will be the "Grand Slam Inning." If a Michigan batter hits a grand slam in this inning, someone will win an iPod nano.
Trivia Questions - We want to know what you know! One lucky fan to answer the trivia question correctly will be given a prize pack at the end of the fifth inning.
Foul Ball Rescue Squad - Any fan to return a foul ball to the promotions table will receive a prize.
Wednesday, March 24 vs. Bowling Green, 4 p.m.
Greek Week Event - In partnership with the University of Michigan fraternities and sororities, the Michigan Softball team will be hosting a Greek Week Event. All Michigan Greeks are invited out to the ballpark to show their spirit for their Greek Week teams and for the Michigan team. By coming to the game, Greeks will earn points toward their larger Greek Week goals.
Saturday, March 27 vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.
Student Group Challenge - We're inviting all Michigan student groups out to Alumni Field to earn money for their group accounts. Groups must preregister with the Marketing Department, and the group to bring the highest percentage of their group members will receive a donation to their student group account to be used for an end-of-the-year event. Please contact Arielle Dyner at firstname.lastname@example.org with a roster of the students in your student group.
Sunday, March 28 vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.
Family Club Day - All Michigan Family Clubs registered with the U-M Marketing Department will be invited out to the game. Those that attend will be entered into a Family Club raffle for a basket of Michigan family fun.
Saturday, April 3 vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Camper Reunion Day - All Michigan Softball campers will be invited out to this game to reunite with each other and their coaches. All that wear their camp t-shirts will receive free admission and a special Michigan softball prize.
Easter at Alumni - The Easter Bunny is coming to Alumni Field. He will be available to all children in attendance for pictures.
Little League Day I - We're inviting all Little Leaguers from the area to a game at Alumni Field for free admission. In partnership with the Little League program, they will be promoting this game on their website and in their emails to Little League families. Please preregister by emailing Erin Stacer at email@example.com or by faxing (734) 615-1567 with the names of the Little Leaguers who will be in attendance in order to receive free admission.
Sunday, April 4 vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Easter at Alumni - The Easter Bunny is coming to Alumni Field. He will be available to all children in attendance for pictures. And, those that stay after the game will be able to take part in a special Easter egg hunt.
Little League Day I - We're inviting all Little Leaguers from the area to a game at Alumni Field for free admission. In partnership with the Little League program, they will be promoting this game on their website and in their emails to Little League families. Please preregister by emailing Erin Stacer at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the Little Leaguers who will be in attendance.
Wednesday, April 14 vs. Central Michigan, 6 p.m.
Professor Invitational - The professors of all Michigan softball players will be specially invited to this game. They will be recognized before the game over the PA. The professors will also receive a voucher for a ball park snack. Professors will be contacted by the team to receive free admission for themselves as well as their families.
High School Team Night I - All local high school softball teams are invited to attend this game. They must submit a roster to the U-M Marketing Department in order to receive free admission. Please fax your team's roster to Erin Stacer at (734) 615-1567.
Team Friend Challenge - Each softball player will be given 10 vouchers to be handed out to friends and fellow students. The vouchers will encourage students to attend the game and support their friends on the team. One of the students invited by the player to bring the most fans will win an MGoBlue Shop gift card.
Softball Welcomes Basketball - At the women's basketball year-end banquet, all attendees will be given a voucher good for $1 admission to this softball game.
Saturday, April 17 vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m.
Maize N Bluau - All fans are invited to attend the fourth annual Maize 'N' Bluau. There will be inflatable games available in Oosterbaan Field House along with sno-cones and cotton candy. In keeping with the Hawaiian theme, leis will be given out to all in attendance while supplies last.
Sunday, April 18 vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m.
Kids Club Day - Kids Go Blue Club members are invited to travel to Missouri, home of third baseman Maggie Viefhaus. Kids Club members can get their passport stamped and win special Missouri-related prizes. Complimentary admission will be awarded by showing a Kids Go Blue Club Card and/or Passport. A local petting zoo will also be bringing out some animals to bring a little bit of the farm to the city. The zoo will be set up on the concourse for all to enjoy.
Kids Take Over the Park - Kids will be able to be bat boys/girls, announce innings and other activities that will make the game one to remember. Kids will be able to sign up at previous games as well as the day of the game for each job.
Wednesday, April 21 vs. Penn State, 4 p.m.
Study Break - All Michigan students are invited out to take a break from studying. We will have a FREE tailgate for students and relaxing activities set up around the concourse.
Middle School Team Night I - All local middle school softball teams are invited to Alumni Field. All teams that preregister will receive free bleacher seating. Please fax your team's roster to Erin Stacer at (734) 615-1567.
Friday, April 30 vs. Kentucky, 7 p.m.
Michigan Classics Kick-Off event - All Michigan Classics softball players are invited to receive a discounted admission to Alumni Field.
Graduation Day - In honor of the graduating seniors, Alumni Field will be focused on graduation memories. We'll be playing special graduation-themed music, and kids will be able to make graduation hats on the concourse before the game.
Saturday, May 1 vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m.
Derby Days -- In honor of the Kentucky Derby, all fans that wear their oversized hats will receive $3 admission. Also, there will be hat decorating inside the ballpark and other Derby-themed activities throughout the game for fans to enjoy. And, in a different type of derby, kids in attendance will be invited to take part in a Home Run Derby on the field after the game. Sign up for the home run derby will happen at the marketing table on the concourse on game day.
Little League Day II -- All local Little Leaguers will be invited back to Alumni Field. They will receive free admission by preregistering with the Marketing Department. The Little League will be promoting this event through their mailings and emails to their players. We'll have inflatables, sno-cones, and cotton candy, free for everyone! Please email Erin Stacer at email@example.com or fax (734) 615-1567 with the names of the Little Leaguers who will be in attendance in order to receive free admission.
Tuesday, May 4 vs. Western Michigan, 6 p.m.
High School Team Night II - All local high school softball teams are again invited to Alumni Field. They must submit a roster to the U-M Marketing Department in order to receive free admission. Please fax the team's roster to Erin Stacer at (734) 615-1567.
Harley Day - A new event for this year, Harley Day will encourage all local Harley owners to show off their bikes. We will advertise this event in local bike shops, to local bike groups, and on the website. We will invite all Harley owners to display their bikes at the field. Fans will then vote for the coolest bike. The winner of the Coolest Bike award will receive a gift certificate to a local Harley store. Please contact Erin Stacer at (734) 647-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on bringing your bike to the field.
Wednesday, May 5 vs. Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m.
Middle School Team Night II - Middle school teams are invited one more time in order to receive free admission to the game by submitting a roster to the U-M Marketing Department. Please fax your roster to Erin Stacer at (734) 615-1567.
Saturday, May 8 vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
Pink Game - The Blue and Maize is turning pink for this night as the team supports breast cancer awareness by wearing pink uniforms. This event is held in conjunction with the first-ever Michigan Softball Academy to be held the night before. We will be raffling off pink prizes, and all academy participants will receive free admission to the game. For more information, or to sign up for the academy, please visit www.msoftballacademy.org.
Senior Night - All Michigan softball seniors will be honored on this night for their contributions to the team.