Fans will get fill of football, baseball, softball
LAFAYETTE — Ragin’ Cajuns fans can get their fill Saturday with not one, not two, but three University of Louisiana at Lafayette sports games at a special Three-For-All event.
Cajun Field gates open at 11 a.m. for the annual Red-White spring football game, followed by the nationally ranked baseball and softball teams both hosting key Sun Belt Conference competitors in the afternoon.
Fans who attend all three events will receive a prize from Coca-Cola and will be entered to win a tailgating tent.
“This is the first time we’ve done this — the first time we’ve had all three teams playing,” said Eric Maron, assistant director for athletics marketing and promotions at UL-Lafayette. “It’s a fun event for everybody, just a way to get everyone out on a good day and enjoy the Ragin’ Cajuns.”
The spring football game begins at noon at Cajun Field, where fans will be able to watch the Cajuns wrap up spring drills with team competitions and a scrimmage. Admission is free.
At 2 p.m., the UL-Lafayette softball team will host a doubleheader at Lamson Park against Sun Belt Conference rival the South Alabama Jaguars.
The Three-For-All event will conclude with the baseball team taking on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at 6 p.m.
“These are teams that are just doing great this year,” Maron said. “Attendance has been great, and the teams are doing well.”
During the football game, New Orleans Bowl commemorative posters and schedule cards for the 2014 football season will be available, as well as a photo opportunity with Miss UL.
There also will be a Kids’ Zone with face painting provided by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
An Easter egg hunt for children will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the football practice field, and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.
Children will be allowed to join the Cajuns on the softball field during the national anthem.
Throughout the day, UL-Lafayette’s Student Leadership Council will be collecting new and slightly used children’s books for its campaign to spread reading to future generations.
For the baseball game, fans are encouraged to wear blue jeans as the theme will be “Blue Jeans and BBQ Night,” sponsored by 97.3 The Dawg and Townsquare Media.
“We’re going to have all country music during the game, and the concession stand will have barbecue,” Maron said.