MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In an effort to give back to the community that has supported the program so well over the years, the Georgia College & State University baseball team and head coach Tom Carty has announced something new this season, the honorary Bobcat Ball Boy/Ball Girl.
A position open to youths age 8-to-12, the ball boy and ball girl will assist the Bobcat baseball team as a foul-ball retriever, all while getting the best seat in the house, just behind the fence on the first and third-base lines. Each game will require two ball boys/girls, and each individual selected will get a one-of-a-kind Bobcat Ball Boy/Girl T-shirt, recognition in the pre-game announcements, and other prizes to be determined.
"We're always excited about opportunities to increase awareness of our great game to today's youth," said Carty. "This is a special program that we hope adds to the fun and enjoyment of the game of baseball."
Interested youngsters and their parents should contact Georgia College sports information director Al Weston by email at GCSU.SID@gcsu.edu.
The Bobcats throw their first pitch Thursday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. when they host No. 36 Erskine College at John Kurtz Field.
Visit www2.GCSU.edu/Bobcats to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement.