Utica Community Schools teams up with United Shore Professional Baseball League
Utica Community Schools teams up with United Shore Professional Baseball League to celebrate Back to School
Posted on 08/20/2017
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Utica Community Schools and the United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) will team up to celebrate Back to School for a special night of baseball on Friday, August 25th.

The UCS Back to School night will allow district residents and supporters to receive a special food and ticket package and watch the hometown Utica Unicorns take on the Eastside Diamond Hoppers at a 7:05 p.m. matchup at the field, on Auburn Road in downtown Utica.

“This special night will allow us to come together for two great traditions – back to school and baseball,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. “Our continuing partnership with USPBL gives our families and friends the opportunity to begin this year by celebrating their exemplary school district.”

“We share this area’s pride in the students and staff of Utica Community Schools,” said Andy Appleby, league founder and president and chief executive officer of Rochester, Michigan-based General Sports and Entertainment. “We have seen the district’s high standards in the students we employ and the care and concern for youth by the families that fill our seats every game. We could not have picked a better partner to celebrate back to school and educational excellence.”

Special family packages are available that include a hot dog and soft drink for platinum club, infield or backstop tickets.

To order tickets, visit http://uspbl.com/schedule, click on the August 25 “UCS Back to School Night” ticket icon and enter the promo code UTICASCHOOLS (all capital letters).

The Back to School celebration reflects the continuing partnership between the district and the league, which began in 2016 with the league’s team announcement and logo unveiling held at Eppler Junior High School.

Over the two years, the district and league have announced $21,000 in scholarships, student-designed and constructed bat and helmet racks at Jimmy John’s Field, and upgrades to softball and baseball fields at Eppler Junior High School. USPBL and the district also partner on a special reading incentive program that encourages students to set and meet reading goals for March is Reading Month.

Utica Community Schools – Michigan’s second largest school district – will begin the school year on Tuesday, September 5.