Mizzou Baseball to Host Joplin Relief Games vs. Iowa
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers baseball program has teamed with the Daniel Boone & Diamond Council Little Leagues, BC Baseball and The Callaway Bank to host the University of Iowa for a pair of fall exhibition games to benefit the Joplin Little League program. All proceeds will go towards efforts to rebuild the program following the devastating tornado that hit the area back in May. The games are to be played on October 8-9 at Taylor Stadium. Tickets are just $5 with all proceeds going directly to the City of Joplin Little League program.
"On behalf of Mizzou baseball, the Daniel Boone and Diamond Council Little Leagues, BC Baseball and The Callaway Bank, we are very excited to have the opportunity to raise funds for Joplin Little League," Mizzou head baseball coach Time Jamieson said. "The members of that community have been through a lot since May and we just want to let them know that we are still keeping their relief efforts in our thoughts. I am also really excited to welcome the University of Iowa to Taylor Stadium. It will give fans the chance to enjoy a very competitive baseball series."
Tickets can be purchased at MUTigers.com or by calling the Mizzou ticket office at 1-800-CAT-PAWS. Tickets can also be purchased at Taylor Stadium the day of the each game. Time for the Saturday's game with Iowa is still TBA as it will be scheduled around the Tigers' football game at Kansas State. The Sunday game will begin at 1 p.m.
For questions or information on how to make donations to Joplin Little League, please contact Evan Pratte, director of baseball operations, at 573-882-1917 or via e-mail.
In addition to several outreach trips to the area, Mizzou will also host an exhibition basketball game as Mizzou will battle Missouri Southern in Joplin in the One State, One Spirit Classic Presented by Legget & Platt on October 30.