The Arka Tech

Annual alumni baseball event to be held April 22

The annual Night at Dickey-Stephens Park event, sponsored by the Arkansas Tech Alumni Association is scheduled for April 22 this year.

Aaron Jones, coordinator of alumni communications and events, said around 185 people attended Night at Dickey-Stephens Park last year.

Dickey-Stephens Park is the official home of the Arkansas Travelers, a minor league baseball team that serves as a feeder team for the Los Angeles Angels, a MLB team. The park is located in North Little Rock.

For the price of admission, attendees receive a reserved seat to watch the Travelers play against the Springfield Cardinals, as well as a t-shirt and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

The event isn’t exclusively for alumni, Jones said. Family and friends of alumni, faculty, and current and prospective students are all welcome to attend, he said.

Gates open at 6 p.m., and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, and free for children 2 years old and younger. Tickets can be reserved on the ATU alumni association website at www.TechTies.atu.edu/dsp16 or by calling 479-968-0242.

Howard Ritchie, a 1970 graduate of Tech with a B.A. in music education said he’s been going to the annual event for several years now.

Ritchie said his wife, son and daughter are also alumni of Tech and they try to make it every year.

“It certainly is a great family event…All of our grandkids are aged from two to ten and they can all play on the grass while we watch the game,” said Ritchie.