Mayflower-Vilonia game to help tornado relief efforts

The Mayflower Eagles and Vilonia Eagles varsity baseball teams will play in a game at Dickey-Stephens Park on Tuesday, May 6, with all proceeds benefitting the cities of Mayflower and Vilonia as they rebuild from last week’s devastating storm.

Admission to the game will be free, but donations will be collected by each high school’s cheerleading squads and all proceeds from concession sales will go directly to those affected. Gates will open at 4:30 and first pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Dickey-Stephens, the home of the Arkansas Travelers.

Both mayors, James Firestone of Vilonia and Randy Holland of Mayflower, will be present to host a moment of silence for their citizens and throw out the ceremonial first pitches. The game will last seven innings and concessions will be available serving hot dogs, fountain drinks and peanuts. Local representatives from Centennial Bank and First Security Bank will be present to account for the donations and distribute them to each city official.

Organizers are encouraging Central Arkansas residents to come out for an evening of baseball, fellowship and community as the Travs help neighbors in need. We encourage you to come early and cheer on these teams as they battle on field in support of their cities that battle to recover.