EMU Blog

Jul 26 2017

Fifth annual TRUEMU Night at Comerica Park 2017

by blogemu

It’s that time of year again! The fifth annual TRUEMU Night at Comerica Park was last night, July 25th, and it was a huge success!

 

With over 800 Eastern students, staff, alumni, and supporters of all ages in attendance the night was a hit and fun was had by all who came out and supported the Tigers.

 

TRUEMU Nights are always a great time, and TRUEMU Night at Comerica Park was no different. Eagles showed their Eastern pride by sporting green and white as well as there EMU/Tigers hats.

 

 

The night opened with the throwing of the first pitch by EMU Political Science Professor Ed Sidlow. A strike was thrown of course! The singing of the national anthem was done by EMU music student Devyn Mitchell. Mitchell did a wonderful job. The talent our students at Eastern have is incredible!

 

 

Throughout the night there were several performances from the EMU cheer and dance teams. Eastern’s very own Swoop could also be spotted during the game as he made several appearances on the field and throughout the park.

 

 

Part of the evenings success came from the money raised. A $5 portion of every EMU ticket package sold went towards the Genuine Eastern Michigan (GEM) Scholarship Fund raising a total of $4,055. This fund is used to help EMU students.

 

The check was presented on the field and accepted by Regents Mary Treder Lang and Jim Webb, President Dr. James Smith and his wife Dr. Connie Ruhl Smith, VP for Communications Walter Kraft and Student Government Vice President Larry Borum, and of course Swoop.

 

 

After the game EMU supporters gathered behind the EMU sign on the field and took a group photo to commemorate the evening.

 

TRUEMU Night at Comerica Park 2017 was a huge success and we can’t want to celebrate again next year with our Eastern family!

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