Utica Community Schools, USPBL celebrate Back to School on August 23
Utica Community Schools, USPBL celebrate Back to School on August 23
Posted on 07/30/2018
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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 Thursday, August 23rd.

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 7:05 p.m. at Jimmy John's Field, on Auburn Road in historic downtown Utica. Gates open at 6 p.m.

“We look forward to bringing together two great traditions on the same night – Back to School and baseball,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. “This night of celebration reflects the pride our two organizations have in serving the residents of our community.”

“We are pleased by the strong partnership we have created with one of this region’s premier school districts – Utica Community Schools,” said Andy Appleby, USPBL Founder and Chief Executive  Officer. “We are both committed to high standards and enhancing this area’s quality of life. We look forward to this great night of family fun.”

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 23 “UCS Back to School Night” ticket icon and enter the promo code UTICA2018.

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 three years, the district and league have announced $32,000 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 4.

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