March 16, 2018
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame baseball team released its 2018 promotional schedule on Monday, announcing the team’s plans for the upcoming home slate at Frank Eck Stadium.
As in previous seasons, the Irish will feature weekly promotions, including popcorn Tuesdays, dollar dog Wednesdays and free shirt Fridays. On Saturdays, kids will have the opportunity to receive autographs from their favorite Notre Dame baseball players. Young Irish fans can run the bases following all games on Saturdays and Sundays this season.
Several theme days highlight the 2018 schedule, beginning with Camper Reunion Night on March 23-24 during Notre Dame’s first home Atlantic Coast Conference weekend series versus Wake Forest.
In anticipation of Easter weekend, Notre Dame will host an Easter egg hunt following its game against Wake Forest at 11:30 a.m. ET on March 25.
Throughout the entire Clemson series (April 6-8), the Irish will celebrate Military Appreciation Weekend, when all active military members and veterans receive free admission to the ballpark.
First Responders’ Weekend is scheduled for April 20-22, when all first responders will be granted free admission to see the Irish take on Virginia Tech.
Notre Dame will host its inaugural Pete Frates FUNd RUN on April 28 during the Boston College weekend series. The Irish invite fans to help them raise money for the Pete Frates #3 Fund while celebrating Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball captain under current Irish head coach Mik Aoki.
In addition to the FUNd RUN, Notre Dame will hold Student Night and Faculty/Staff Appreciation (April 27) and Boy Scout Day (April 29) when the Eagles are in town.
Notre Dame closes the home schedule with three games against Pittsburgh (May 4-6), when it will celebrate Nurse Appreciation Week.
The Irish close the season with a celebration of the team’s four seniors with their Senior Day on May 5.
Complete Gameday Promotion Schedule*
March 23 Camper Reunion Night, Free Shirt Friday
March 24 Camper Reunion Night, Kids Run the Bases, Postgame Autographs
March 25 Postgame Easter Egg Hunt, Kids Run the Bases
March 27 Popcorn Tuesday
March 28 Dollar Dog Day
April 3 Popcorn Tuesday
April 6 Military Appreciation Weekend, Free Shirt Friday
April 7 Military Appreciation Weekend, Spring Fan Fest, Kids Run the Bases, Postgame Autographs, Camo Dog Tag Giveaway
April 8 Military Appreciation Weekend, Kids Run the Bases
April 11 Dollar Dog Day
April 20 First Responders’ Weekend, Free Shirt Friday
April 21 First Responders’ Weekend, Kids Run the Bases, Postgame Autographs
April 22 First Responders’ Weekend, Kids Run the Bases, Baseball Cap Giveaway
April 24 Popcorn Tuesday
April 27 Faculty/Staff Appreciation, Free Shirt Friday
April 28 Pete Frates FUNd RUN, ALS Fundraiser, Kids Run the Bases, Postgame Autographs, Red Wristband Giveaway
April 29 Kids’ Day, Kids Run the Bases
May 1 Popcorn Tuesday
May 4 Nurse Appreciation Week, Free Shirt Friday
May 5 Nurse Appreciation Week, Senior Day, Kids Run the Bases, Postgame Autographs, Navy Wristband Giveaway
May 6 Nurse Appreciation Week, Kids Run the Bases
*All promotions and giveaways are weather permitting.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame baseball and women’s soccer programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.