NORMAN – The Oklahoma baseball and softball teams will team up on Wednesday, October 27 to host their fifth annual Halloween game at Marita Hynes Field.
Once again, the two Sooner programs have launched a fundraising campaign with the Us. Cancer Foundation to support OU Medical Center Children’s Hospital. The fundraiser concludes with the in-team scrimmage, which is played in costume, and a home run derby after the scrimmage.
The 2021 Halloween game kicks off at 6pm CT and gates open at 5pm. Admission is free and on a first come, first served basis. All fans are encouraged to attend in costume; additional information on costumes is available below. The scrimmage will be streamed live on SoonerSports.tv with the play-by-play voices of the two squads, Chris Plank and Toby Rowland, calling the action.
In 2018, the last year the event was held, the Sooners raised more than $15,000 for OU Children’s, including $2,350 donated by Landers Auto Group.
Overall, Oklahoma baseball and softball have raised more than $112,000 for Vs. Cancer and OU Children’s since 2014. OU baseball teamed up with Vs. Cancer in the 2014-16 “Shave for the Brave” campaign, raising more than $80,000 to benefit from research from the Foundation to Eliminate Cancer in Children and the OU Children’s Hospital.
This is the fifth year that the Sooner sluggers have hosted a joint Halloween game. The game originated in baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Park in 2013 and evolved with the addition of OU softball, which has hosted the game in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2021.
Additional costume information
Fans in costume must be able to remove any mask, hood, helmet or any element of the costume that conceals the face prior to security. Real or realistic looking weapons are prohibited. Costumes must be appropriate for the family and must not contain offensive language or content.
The OU Athletics policy for clear bags and walk-through metal detectors will be in effect during the Halloween game. More information can be found here.