April 27, 2011
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - First-place Purdue baseball begins its home-heavy stretch run this weekend with a three-game Big Ten series against rival Indiana, and the marketing and promotions department of Intercollegiate Athletics has numerous activities planned for the weekend.
Games are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The goal Saturday is to break the Lambert Field attendance record and the date has been tabbed as a student-athlete "Black Out" game. Purdue student-athletes and other fans are encouraged to wear black to the ballpark. One book rental voucher for the 2011-12 school year courtesy of Follett's Bookstore will be awarded to a Purdue student in attendance.
Saturday has also been designated a breast cancer awareness game. Donations will be collected for the Avon Foundation. In conjunction, a silent auction is scheduled that will feature autographed bats signed by Washington Nationals closer Drew Soren (a Brownsburg, Ind. native) and the Florida Marlins. The bats are courtesy of DS Wood Bats.
Sunday's series finale has been earmarked as a "Take a Kid to a Game" event. All students eighth grade and younger will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult purchasing a ticket.
Daily admission to Lambert Field is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets for $1 each.