The SK Wyverns are holding their eighth annual “School Day” tonight for their game against the Seoul Doosan Bears.
Over 12,000 students from 84 schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) in Incheon Metropolitan City will be invited to tonight’s game in hopes that the students include baseball in their choices of what to do in their free time.
A few students selected from Youngjong Elementary School’s (영종초등학교) branch and Incheon Jungang Girls’ Commercial High School (인천중앙여자상업고등학교) will be walking the starting lineup on the field, similar to matchday child mascots you would see in a European football match. They also get to high-five the starting lineup.
The national anthem will be sung by the Youngjong Elementary School Choir, and the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by a student who is a recipient of the Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education’s Elemplary Student Award. Also, the jump roping club of Shinmyung Girls’ High School will perform in front of the crowd during “cleaning time”, which is a five-minute break after the end of the 5th inning.
This year the program has a title sponsor added to its name – Black Yak, a Korean company specializing in outdoor recreation products. A marketing agreement was signed between the Wyverns and Black Yak just this past offseason. The outdoor recreation company plans to give out bags through quizzes during in-between inning breaks.
- 2010년 05월 14일 스쿨데이행사-문학정보고 학생 10명 애국가 제창, SK Wyverns, May. 15, 2010.
- 2012년 5월 17일 LG전 스쿨데이, SK Wyverns, May 17, 2012.
- 2014년 3월 20일 SK와이번스-블랙야크 업무협약 조인식, SK Wyverns, Mar. 20, 2014.
- 블랙야크와 업무 협약 체결, SK Wyverns, Mar. 21, 2014.
- SK, ‘2014 블랙야크 스쿨데이’ 행사 실시, SK Wyverns, Jun. 4, 2014.