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Ohio State hosts “CCS Baseball Day” on Tuesday

Approximately 2,600 sixth-grade students and staff from nearly 30 Columbus City Schools will visit The Ohio State University tomorrow (5/18) for “CCS Baseball Day. The event includes an educational pep rally at 10 a.m. in the Jerome Schottenstein Center followed by a Buckeye baseball game vs. University of Pittsburgh at 12:05 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium.

Now in it’s sixth year, Baseball Day is designed to show young students that college can be a real possibility in their future and inspire them to stay in school in order to achieve this goal and to show young students the opportunities for and advantages of higher education and the importance of staying in school. The program is one of many collaborations between Ohio State and Columbus City Schools.

The sixth-graders will be welcomed to campus by the Ohio State cheerleaders and pep band. The pep rally opens with members of the ROTC rappelling from the ceiling to the floor of the Schottenstein. Students will hear from Ohio State seniors Cameron Heyward (a student athlete) and Danielle Orr (a graduate of Columbus Schools), learn about healthy lifestyles from a nutritionist and enjoy a program by COSI staff.

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will also introduce the district’s newest inductees into Ohio State’s Young Scholars Program, a statewide initiative to prepare students from underserved urban school districts for college.

Before the game, students will enjoy lunch at Bill Davis Stadium, courtesy of Children’s Hunger Alliance. Students will throw out the first pitch, and perform the national anthem.

Media interested in covering the baseball game should contact Jerry Emig of Ohio State Athletics Communications at (614) 688-0343 or emig.2@osu.edu

WHAT:CCS Baseball Day at Ohio State

WHEN: Pep rally: 10 a.m. Tuesday (5/18)
Baseball game: Noon

WHERE: Pep rally: Jerome Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive
Baseball game: Bill Davis Stadium, 650 Borror Drive