LANSING, Mich. - The Lansing Lugnuts and the Michael Sadler Foundation are coming together to present Mike Sadler Night at Cooley Law School Stadium on Thursday, May 3rd.
"We are proud to partner with the Michael Sadler Foundation and Michigan State University, coming together on a special night to remember a special man," said Lugnuts team president Nick Grueser.
The immensely popular Sadler was a four-time Academic All-American and an All-American punter at Michigan State University who passed away in a car accident in 2016.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a special Spartan-green Lugnuts jersey with Sadler's number three on the back.
In addition, Cooley Law School Stadium will hold a silent auction of Spartans and Lugnuts memorabilia as well as offering Hey Diddle Diddle, the craft beer inspired by Sadler. All proceeds from the silent auction and from the sales of Hey Diddle Diddle - named for Sadler's famed 2013 fake punt - will benefit the Michael Sadler Foundation.
"We're thrilled that the Lansing Lugnuts have chosen to honor Mike at this game," said Mike's mother, Karen Sadler. "He played baseball as a kid and loved to catch a Lugnuts game whenever he could.
"We're very grateful to the Lansing Lugnuts for celebrating Mike, his accomplishments, and what he meant to the world far beyond East Lansing. His passion for life, his dedication to excellence, and his commitment to treating each person he encountered with dignity and respect will never be forgotten.
"Mike's indelible mark on humanity is the footprint of the Michael Sadler Foundation. The foundation supports awards and programs that celebrate the combination of academic excellence, athletic achievement, character strength and leadership in student athletes. We are proud to continue Mike's legacy, and we are grateful to the Lansing Lugnuts for doing the same by creating this night.
"We encourage everyone to come out and have an evening of fun with friends and family. Mike always said, 'The prize is in the journey, so make every day count.' You can make May 3 count by joining us at the Lugnuts. It promises to be a great event for all ages! We look forward to meeting you there."
For more information, call 517-485-4500 or visit lansinglugnuts.com.
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