South Bend Cubs to play Notre Dame in exhibition game April 5
The South Bend Cubs and the University of Notre Dame baseball team will play in a 7-inning exhibition game on April 5 with the proceeds going to charity.
Tickets will be $5. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 6 p.m.
“Not only does this exhibition game give us the opportunity to once again team up with the University of Notre Dame baseball team, but it allows us to give back to our community,” said South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart in a press release. “This game also acts as a dress rehearsal for some of our new game day staff to ensure everything runs smoothly on Opening Day.”
“We're excited to play the South Bend Cubs,” said Notre Dame Baseball Head Coach Mik Aoki in a press release. “When the South Bend team became a Cubs' affiliate a few years ago, I feel like it amplified the buzz Andrew Berlin and Joe Hart had already been creating. I'm sure the Cubs World Series Championship will create even more. I hope that sense of excitement will translate into a great crowd for our game.”
The teams will split the proceeds.
Notre Dame will donate their portion to the Pete Frates #3 Fund, which is focused on raising awareness and funds for ALS.
The South Bend Cubs will announce which charity will receive their proceeds at a later date.
The South Bend Cubs first home game will be against the Whitecaps on April 8.