Busy weekend of promotions set for NSU athletic events

Another busy home weekend means promotions aplenty for all Northwestern State fans, especially NSU students.

The Natchitoches Jaycees will host “Free Food Friday” during Friday’s baseball series opener against Nicholls at Brown-Stroud Field. The group will begin serving food at 6 p.m., 30 minutes ahead of first pitch.

Northwestern State students need only to show their student ID to be provided with hamburgers or hot dogs from the Jaycees.

Saturday’s will be Super 1 Foods Kids Day at Brown-Stroud Field for the 2 p.m. doubleheader against Nicholls. Admission is free for all members of Vic’s Kids Club while non-Kids Club members can purchase tickets for $3.

As usual, Sunday’s 1 p.m. series finale against Nicholls will be a “Bark At The Park” game where fans are encouraged to bring their pets to Brown-Stroud Field. Proceeds from a $3 suggested donation at all Bark At The Park days go to the Natchitoches Humane Society.

For this weekend’s softball series against Sam Houston, NSU fans will be able to play DJ for the opposing team during “Bad Tunes Weekend: Part II,” presented by Fisher’s Sports.

Interested parties can select one walkup song to be played for a Bearkat hitter for a $10 donation to the Demons Unlimited Foundation. Fans also can choose three songs to be played throughout the weekend for $25. Donations and selections can be made by texting BADTUNES along with the song title or titles to 41444.

Fans also can click here to make their donations and selections.

In addition to a busy weekend of Southland Conference baseball and softball action, the Northwestern State track and field team will host its lone home meet – the Leon Johnson NSU Invitational – Saturday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic that canceled the 2020 outdoor track and field team, Saturday’s meet marks the first time since April 12, 2019, the Northwestern State track and field teams will compete at home.