Ivy Tech Alumni Invited to Summer Baseball Fun with the Terre Haute Rex

WABASH VALLEY – Ivy Tech Community College  will be providing a night of summer entertainment for its alumni on Sunday, July 3, which will feature a prospect league baseball game, special alumni activities and an after-the-game fireworks display.  The events all take place at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium at 931 North First Street (at the corner of First & Locust), home of the Indiana State University Sycamores baseball team and the Terre Haute Rex collegiate wooden bat summer league. Tickets will be free to Ivy Tech alums while supplies last and can be obtained by contacting Julie Hansen, director of development at Ivy Tech – Wabash Valley, at jhansen9@ivytech.edu. The home game, which starts at 7:05 p.m., will pit the Rex against the Dubois County Bombers.

Hansen said, “We are excited to be offering alumni this event and want it be an occasion for celebrating their Ivy Tech pride. That’s why we are encouraging them to attend and to wear their Ivy Tech gear. It should be a great night for relaxing with family and friends and an opportunity to see potential major league players in action. The fireworks display at the end of the game, which is being sponsored by Ivy Tech, is an added treat.”

The Terre Haute Rex team is one of the newest members of the Prospect League, having completed its first season last year. The purpose of the Prospect League is to prepare college players for professional baseball.  The team is managed by Brian Dorsett, an Indiana State University alum and a former Major League baseball player.  The Prospect League allows four players from each participating college. The Rex has four Indiana State University Sycamores on its roster.

The Terre Haute Rex team is named after Rex Coffee, a prominent product with an historic connection to the community.  Rex Coffee, produced by Clabber Girl, was patented in 1905 and was roasted and packed in downtown Terre Haute for more than a century. Currently, Clabber Girl’s Rex Roasting Company is roasting premium coffee again in an exhibition style roasting facility in its downtown corporate headquarters museum.     

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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