The Northwestern State Athletics Department will collect donations for the Ruston tornado recovery at Tuesday night’s baseball game between the Demons and Louisiana Tech.
Louisiana Tech’s campus and the city of Ruston sustained devastating damage from a tornado that hit in the early morning hours of April 25, resulting in five casualties and widespread damage to the city and several of Louisiana Tech’s athletic facilities.
All donations throughout Tuesday’s game, which begins at 6 p.m., will go toward disaster relief at Louisiana Tech.
Additionally, the Demons will fly the Louisiana Tech flag alongside the American and Louisiana flags behind the outfield wall in a show of solidarity as the Louisiana Tech community rebuilds and recovers from the storm’s damage.
Northwestern State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members will accept cash donations at the gate leading into the stadium throughout Tuesday night’s game. All proceeds from concessions sales at the game also will be donated to the relief effort as well.
For those who are unable to make it to Brown-Stroud Field on Tuesday night or who may not have cash on hand to donate, Louisiana Tech has set up a donation portal on its website, which can be accessed at ltu.al/disasterrelief.