WGTC to combine community fall festival and 100 inning game

WGTC to combine community fall festival and 100 inning game

CARROLLTON, Georgia – The West Georgia Tech baseball players and coaches will don costumes on the field this Saturday for its annual 100-inning game fundraiser at the Douglas County Sports Complex in Douglasville.

The public is invited to the event, which will run from 11 a.m. until the completion of the game at around 4 p.m.
 

While the Golden Knights are playing the marathon 100 innings of baseball, there will be a number of other activities to partake in outside the playing surface.

Following a “fall festival” theme, just some of the activities include: a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, a home run derby for kids, a hairspray booth, a tattoo booth, corn hole games, free hot dogs and candy for kids and a chili cook-off.
 

The 100-inning game fundraiser has become an annual event for the WGTC baseball team, where they actually play 100 innings of baseball over the course of the day.

“This is our third year playing the 100 inning game,” WGTC coach Todd Pratt said. “Our student-athletes write letters to friends and family explaining the details of the event and in return we receive donations from most of them. We have had a great turnout for this in the past. Our players came up with the idea to wear costumes and I thought about how we could make it more community-friendly. Kids will enjoy all of the activities, so we are excited about adding this aspect to the event.”
 

The Douglas County Sports Complex is located at 6246 Cedar Mountain Road, about two miles from Douglasville.

 

Admission is free, although donations are welcomed.