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Four Winds Field to Host South Bend Community School Corporation Graduations July 24 & 25 

Five different in-person graduation ceremonies will take place over two days.
May 26, 2020

SOUTH BEND, IN - The South Bend Cubs and Four Winds Field are proud to partner with the South Bend Community School Corporation to host their 2020 Graduation Ceremonies. The five area high schools will hold their ceremonies over two days, July 24 and 25 with a rain date of

SOUTH BEND, IN - The South Bend Cubs and Four Winds Field are proud to partner with the South Bend Community School Corporation to host their 2020 Graduation Ceremonies. The five area high schools will hold their ceremonies over two days, July 24 and 25 with a rain date of July 26.

“The generosity of the South Bend Cubs and Four Winds Field management has been essential in allowing us to safely honor our graduates in person,” said Superintendent Dr. C. Todd Cummings. “Our community partnership with the South Bend Cubs, the guidance of Dr. Mark Fox with the St. Joseph County Health Department, and the input of our graduating seniors have all made it possible for us to grant Class of 2020 the meaningful experience they deserve.”

“We know how important these ceremonies are, not just to the graduates, but to the families as well,” said South Bend Cubs Team President Joe Hart. “We’re proud to partner with Dr. Cummings and his staff to provide a safe place for the seniors to be recognized.”

In accordance with CDC guidelines and the Saint Joseph County Health Department, all participants including graduates, Corporation staff, School Board members, and invited guests will be required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entering the stadium. Masks will be provided and must be worn when entering and exiting the venue.

Tickets will be distributed by each school based on the size of each graduating class (two or four tickets maximum). A letter will be sent to all graduates and guests outlining health and social distancing guidelines.

For those unable to attend, the South Bend Cubs will stream the ceremonies live through their social media channels.

Graduation Schedule:

• Dress rehearsals – Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

• John Adams High School – Friday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

• Washington High School – Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

• Clay High School – Saturday, July 25, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30)

• RISE UP Academy – Saturday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)

• Riley High School – Saturday, July 25, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

Additional details are available on the South Bend Community School Corporation website.

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 32 seasons, the team has won four Midwest League titles, most recently in 2019, and has captured eight division titles. In 2019, the South Bend Cubs hosted the Midwest League All-Star Game. In June 2017, Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, was voted Best Class A ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose principal shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.