EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Evansville Otters took to the ball field, but this time they had some company. The Otters teamed up with The Beautiful Lives Project for a fun night of baseball.
Jacob’s Village and The Highland Challenger League geared up and got ready to play ball with the pros.
“A night like tonight is just at the top of the list for the fun appearances that we do do. Jacobs Village and The Challengers league, we really enjoy it and the guys look forward to it every year. I have a number of guys that this is their third or fourth time coming out and doing this for me,” said Field Manager Andy McCauley.
The Otters got the chance to teach tonight’s players how to run, field and bat just like they do in the big leagues.
“Field of Dreams is an opportunity for our residents of Jacob’s Village to come out and play with the Otters who they adore. They love to come out and support the Otters, they’re so good to jacob’s village when we our exhibition game at the beginning of the season. This is just a great opportunity for them to interact one-on-one with the ball players and be on the field, it’s a lot of fun,” said Jacob’s Village Executive Director Michele Current.
The event takes place every year and each year, Current said the turn out gets bigger and bigger.
“It shows that our residents love to be a part of our community, they love interacting with the Otter’s baseball players,” said Current.
“People that this is their 3rd or 4th year here coming back they tell me they’ve been working and practicing for this night. We look forward to it too, it’s great seeing the smiles on their faces and the kids running the bases. Their coaches do a great job preparing them for this and really put a lot of time and effort into this so it’s good they can get out here and run around with some of the Otters,” said McCauley.
A night of small movements, leading to monumental moments.
(This story was originally published on August 5, 2019)