For the second consecutive year, the Oklahoma Sooners Baseball program will host the Annual ALS Awareness Halloween Game. Scheduled to start at 6:00 PM on October 30th the gates open at 5:00 PM with free admission. Once the clock strikes six, the players will take the field dressed in costume for a scrimmage. Of course, fans are encouraged to participate by wearing a costume as well.
The perk for wearing a costume is an opportunity to to trick-or-treat at the field while meeting the players. Over 600 fans were spotted flocking to the stadium last season. Can this year out-do 2013? Following the game, kids are invited down onto the field once again to take a group photo with the team.
After taking over the program, Pete Hughes implemented a "19 Ways" campaign in which the Baseball Team was to impact the Norman community in 19 different ways throughout the duration of an academic year. The ALS Awareness Halloween Game falls under the category as all funds raised go to the ALS Association.
Remember the "Ice Bucket Challenge?" Yes, the Sooners participated by completing the challenge last season and continue to raise awareness and funds for ALS research.
With a former player (Pete Frates) at Virginia Tech diagnosed with ALS, Coach Hughes set himself on a mission until a cure has been found.