UNG 2016 Make A Wish Day
The final plans are being set for one of the biggest stages in University of North Georgia athletics history as UNG has organized a series of festivities surrounding its fourth annual Make-A-Wish Day centered around a softball doubleheader and a baseball single game to be broadcast by ESPN3 on March 29.
This year's festivities will be stretched over a two-day span and will officially kick off on at 5:50 p.m. Monday, March 28, with Nigel the Nighthawk's Mile of Superheroes fun walk to benefit Make-A-Wish. Following the first-ever UNG sponsored mile walk, the department's monthly coaches' show "Hawk Talk" will go live at Bourbon Street Grille on the historic Dahlonega Square to wrap up the evening.
UNG Athletics is encouraging the Dahlonega community to join us for lunch the following day at 11:30 a.m. March 29, prior to a rematch of last year's NCAA Super Regional between the No. 11 Nighthawks and No. 8 Georgia College. A number of festivities will lead up to the much-anticipated doubleheader, including an opportunity for fans to grab lunch at our tailgating area featuring award-winning specials from Hickory Prime BBQ of Dahlonega. The first game of the special softball double header will kick off at 1 p.m.
A special Make-A-Wish Day built by the Nighthawk Nation presentation, similar to ESPN's College GameDay, will take place on the field between games at about 2:30 p.m. The second game will take place at 3:30 p.m.
The ESPN broadcasts will make several firsts for UNG and the NCAA, as it will mark the first time any on-campus baseball or softball games will air on ESPN3 as part of Division II's new media agreement with ESPN.
Additionally, North Georgia will become the first-ever NCAA Division II institution to have an on-campus national broadcast with ESPN equipment and talent covering two separate sports on the same day. ESPN is scheduled to bring two production trucks and separate broadcast crews for baseball and softball.
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