‘An Afternoon at Wilder Field’ connects community with Wayland organizations

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University presents “An Afternoon at Wilder Field,” a community outreach event on Friday, April 28, sponsored by WBU Alumni Association and Baptist Student Ministries organization.

“From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., we will provide free hotdogs, chips, and water to those attending the first game of the Pioneers’ doubleheader with Southwestern Christian University at Wilder Field,” said Alumni Director Jeffrey Vera. “This partnership with Wayland’s BSM is designed to provide an opportunity to connect with the Greater Plainview community, including our surrounding towns, as well as our WBU student body, while supporting WBU Athletics.”

The food and drinks will be available on a first come, first served basis, so Vera and BSM Director JR Dunn are encouraging everyone to come for the first pitch and enjoy the fun all afternoon.

Attendees will have a chance to meet with Dunn and his team to discuss BSM happenings and opportunities to meet spiritual needs. Plus, the WBU Alumni tent will be available for community members to gather information about how local alumni can become involved.

“We are thrilled to host this community outreach event at our baseball game,” Vera said. “We hope this event will provide an opportunity for community members to connect with our students and staff while supporting Wayland Athletics.”

“An Afternoon at Wilder Field” is just the beginning of a great weekend of baseball at Wayland. The nightcap of the Friday doubleheader is scheduled to begin about 5 p.m. After the Pioneers and Eagles battle it out Friday night, they return to Wilder Field at noon on Saturday, April 29, to complete the three-game Sooner Athletic Conference series.

For more information about “An Afternoon at Wilder Field,” contact the Wayland Alumni Association at alumni@wbu.edu. To learn more about Wayland Baptist University, go to www.edu.