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April 7, 2009

IOWA CITY– The Iowa baseball team will host Indiana at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Duane Banks field in game two of a three-game series. Saturday’s contest has been designated as “Heroes Day” at the ball park and will feature several special events throughout the game to honor the men and women who serve and protect our local communities, the state of Iowa, and the United States of America.

Pre-game activities include a police car, fire truck, #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. car, crime scene van and military vehicle tour displays, a rock climbing wall, and much more!

Sergeant Bob Cox from District #11 Iowa State Patrol will be there to sing the National Anthem with the University of Iowa ROTC Color Guard. Additionally, a helicopter fly-over will also take place and several local community heroes will be throwing out the first pitch.

Heroes receive free admission with their “Hero” profession ID or if they wear their uniform, and friends and family members will receive the $2 group rate.

Also, Saturday’s game vs. the Hoosiers will be televised live to a national cable audience on the Big Ten Network.