Baseball to Host Annual Halloween Game Sunday

Oct. 25, 2017

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State baseball team holds its annual Halloween Game on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs are partnering up with three different organizations, including Best Buddies International, Down Syndrome Association of San Diego, and Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome, and the day’s festivities starts with a 12:00 p.m. meet-and-greet. That will be followed by the Challenger Game at 1:00 p.m., and the Halloween Game starting at 2:00 p.m. with players and coaches in full costume will wrap up an action-packed day at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

In addition to fans being treated to special Halloween treats throughout the game, the event is free to attend, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

A trio of organizations will be recognized at this year's event.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

D.A.D.S. (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome, or D.A.D.S., is a committee or community group (within a local Down Syndrome support organization) of fathers of children who happen to have Down syndrome.

DSA (Down Syndrome Association) DSA is the lead organization on Down syndrome in San Diego County, serving more than 1000 families and professionals. Throughout the years, DSA has established numerous community partners who support and augment services for families, and enrich the lives of people with Down syndrome. DSA is actively engaged in key local, state and national initiatives, influencing policy and practices that impact health care, education and social service programs.

SDSU is in the midst of fall practice in preparation for the 2018 season, which begins on Feb. 16 at home against UC Santa Barbara. The Aztecs are in search of their fifth Mountain West championship in the last six years.

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