The ACU Alumni Association is inviting alumni, students and faculty to join them at the Texas Rangers game June 4 against the Chicago White Sox.
The game will be in Arlington at Globe Life Park and is a great opportunity for fellowship with the ACU community from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“We’ve been hosting an alumni event at a Rangers game for about 11 years,” said Samantha Adkins, assistant director of alumni relations. “Our largest alumni base is in the DFW area, so a Rangers game is a perfect location for alumni to gather and enjoy time together watching baseball.”
The purpose of the event is to provide a place for alumni and current students to meet, and because they typically expect 600-800 people to attend, they can offer a reduced price ticket, Adkins said.
“We’ve had numerous families make this a family affair for five years or more,” Adkins said.
Tickets are $30 and include all-you-can-eat hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, nachos, soda and water through the seventh inning. Children younger than 3 years get in free, and children ages 4-12 receive a free Kid’s Zone pass with their ticket.
This year, the fifth annual Wildcat Caravan will also be at the game, Adkins said.
“The Wildcat Caravan is an opportunity where we can bring our coaches and program out to large markets throughout Texas,” said David Kinard, associate athletics director for external operations. “Our goal is to reach out to alumni and their families, as well as reach out to new people while using athletics as the vehicle to help brand the university. We see it as an opportunity to engage individuals that may not otherwise be on campus.”
Coaches for the event have not yet been finalized, but coaches from most of the ACU teams will be there to interact with before the game, Kinard said.
“Typical turnout varies based on the city, but we hope to have as many as 500 at the DFW caravan this year,” Kinard said.