There’s free admission to all four Ohio Wesleyan University athletic contests on Saturday and Sunday.
- First, the women’s field hockey team takes on Houghton at 1 p.m. today in Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St.
- Next, the football team has its home opener against Division III power Mary Hardin Baylor at 7 p.m. today in Selby Stadium.
- The fifth-ranked men’s soccer team will play Albion at 7:30 p.m. today at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex, 249 Park Ave. The game concludes the two-day Fred Myers Invitational.
- Finally, the women’s soccer team squares off against Centre at 2 p.m. Sunday at the soccer complex.
Normally, it would cost $8 for an adult to attend each event. But thanks to the Bishop Backers, they’re all free this weekend.
“The Bishop Backers is a group of us in town who work to support the university and bring the community closer together,” said member Charlotte Joseph. “Twice a year, we do these Community Days, one in the fall and one in the winter, and it revolves around sporting events.”
At the events, you’ll see Bishop Backers selling T-shirts and $35 all-sports season passes.
“We’ve done the Community Days some years ago, and it fell by the wayside,” said Joseph. “It’s back, and last year, it had great attendance at the fall events.”
The Bishop Backers is an all-volunteer group with 50 members, and they’re looking for more. You don’t have to be an OWU alumnus to join.
“There’s a lot of promoting understanding, and having an opportunity to see what’s happening at Wesleyan,” Joseph said. “We really appreciate OWU’s presence in Delaware.”
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bishopbackers.
Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.