Professional baseball greats Robin Yount, Mike Schmidt, Rod Carew, Jack Clark and Jack Morris will enhance the fan experience at the NCAA® Men’s College World Series® this Father’s Day weekend, thanks to AT&T*. On Saturday, legendary third baseman and 1970 College World Series participant with Ohio University Mike Schmidt will Facebook chat live with AT&T fans from the College World Series® from 9 – 9:30 a.m. CT. Go to Facebook.com/ATT, “like” AT&T and post the questions you’d like Mike to answer! On Sunday, iconic slugger Jack Clark will play catch at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha with a child whose father is deployed for the 3rd Annual Father’s Day Toss.
“We are honored to provide this once-in-a-lifetime experience to the child of a local military family,” said Jason Simpson, AVP, AT&T Corporate Sponsorships. “AT&T has a long history of supporting our troops and the annual Father’s Day Toss is a fun way to show our appreciation to our military.”
In addition to playing catch with Clark, the child’s family, selected by Offutt Air Force Base, will be provided with commemorative items, tickets to the 2011 NCAA Men’s College World Series and a VIP tour of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Also in honor of Father’s Day, AT&T willl provide members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and their families, volunteers and staff with tickets, prizes and exclusive access during opening weekend. The group will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, including the locker rooms and press box, and exclusive access to the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha outfield for the 3rd Annual Father’s Day Toss on Sunday, June 19th with Jack Clark.
The additional baseball greats AT&T brings to the NCAA® Men’s College World Series® will sign autographs at AT&T stores and at the AT&T Fan Zone within the College World Series Fan Fest presented by Capital One at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. Fan Fest is free and open to the public Friday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday (June 18 – June 20) from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, June 17
- 2-3 p.m. AT&T Fan Zone, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
- 4-5 p.m. AT&T Store, 3575 L Street, Omaha, Neb.
- 6-7 p.m. AT&T Fan Zone, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Saturday, June 18
- 9 – 9:30 a.m. LIVE chat with Mike Schmidt on Facebook.com/ATT
- 10-11 a.m. AT&T Store, Village Pointe, Omaha, Neb.
- 1-2 p.m. AT&T Store, 7820 Dodge St., Omaha, Neb.
- 4:30.-5:30 p.m. AT&T Fan Zone, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Sunday, June 19
- 9 a.m. 3rd Annual Father’s Day Toss, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
- 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. AT&T Fan Zone, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
- 3:30-4:30 p.m. AT&T Fan Zone, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
While at the AT&T Fan Zone area, fans can take a commemorative photo, provide their point of view as a commentator for historic NCAA® Men’s College World Series® in a video booth and test their arm with a pitching game. Visitors can also check out the latest and greatest AT&T products and services, including AT&T Mobile Games, AT&T U-verse Live TV and the Motorola ATRIX™ 4G.
To keep up with all the activity in Omaha, AT&T is providing text alerts** – text CWS to 88222 to sign up. Participants will be notified of final game scores, team advancement updates, team practice times and locations and changes in game schedules and will also be among the first to know about special events, appearances, opportunities to win tickets and prizes, ticket availability and more!
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Standard text messaging rates apply.
About the NCAA®
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola—and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Buick, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Hartford, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Planters, Reese’s, Unilever and UPS.
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About CWS, Inc. ®
College World Series of Omaha Inc. is a non-profit organization and the local organizing committee for the annual NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series. The 2011 Men’s College World Series will start on Saturday, June 18, with the first game of the Series Finals beginning on Monday, June 27. The Series Finals will conclude on Tuesday, June 28, or Wednesday, July 1.