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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa softball program hosts its fourth annual Awareness Game this Saturday, April 23, when Penn State visits Bob Pearl Field. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. (CT). The first 100 fans will receive a free Awareness Day t-shirt.
The Hawkeyes have volunteered with seven local organizations — Hope Lodge, UI REACH, Big Brothers Big Sisters, VA Medical Center, Iowa City Animal Center, Grant Wood Area Education Agency, and Ronald McDonald House — throughout the year. The team will honor those organizations at the annual game, which is designed to bring awareness to the great things each organization does in the community.
UI softball is collecting donations this year, and fans who donate will be granted free admission to the game. Desired donations are listed below. All items must be new, unopened, and in its original packaging with tags. Clothing may be any color unless otherwise specified with no writing or logos.
Big Brothers Big Sisters: board games, color markers, notebooks
Ronald McDonald House: Comet sink cleaner, plastic utensils
Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center: wand cat toys, small cat beds, dog kongs
Veteran’s Hospital: t-shirts, socks, underwear