College Fair Night ahead at Jimmy John’s Stadium

USPBL hosts free event for students to meet with colleges and universities

Haley Grooms, Editor

Free baseball and an opportunity to check out local colleges is a two-in-one deal for high school students everywhere. United Shore Professional Baseball League is hosting an event that allows baseball and future education to converge.

On Thursday, May 23, Jimmy Johns Field in downtown Utica is opening the gates for students to learn about and view different college options. At the College Fair Night, high school students get free admission, a t-shirt, and even the chance to win a graduation party held in one of the stadium’s suites.

This opportunity is for any high school student looking for more information about the seven colleges attending the fair, or even college in general. Attendees include University of Michigan – Flint, Oakland University, Rochester College, Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, Walsh College and Ferris State University.

“I think the more information and exposure helps students make decisions on where to attend,”counselor AnneMarie Carabelli said. “Every school is different and it is important to be educated on the different options.”

The college fair is a unique way to learn about different colleges or universities, with the pleasure of a free baseball game and promotional tee.

“It gives [students] a great opportunity to watch a professional baseball game for free and discuss college options with some local universities and have a great time doing so,”  Scott MacDonald, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for the United Shore Professional Baseball League, said. “This is the first year we are doing this, and judging by the success, we will continue to do this in May each season.”

The college fair provides students with an opportunity to take the next step into their own field.