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Fighting Illini Softball Promotional Schedule Announced

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The Fighting Illini softball team has announced the 2022 promotional schedule for games held at Eichelberger Field. Highlights include the return of the world’s largest softball tailgate for Illinois’ May 7 game with Penn State, which will be held for the first time since 2019 after the 2020 version was canceled due to COVID- 19 and the 2021 season was played without fans in attendance. Other promotions Illini fans can take part in include the annual Pink Game held on Saturday, April 9 against Wisconsin and the game show night surrounding the April 13 doubleheader against Northwestern.

All Illini home games are played at Eichelberger Field and are free to all fans. For more information on promotions for the 2022 season, connect with @IlliniSB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MOTHER’S DAY // WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 VS. INDIANA STATE // 5:00 PM CT

To kick off Moms Weekend in Illinois, Illinois Softball will welcome all moms to Eichelberger Field and offer potholders at the entrance to the facility, while supplies last.

BIG TEN HOME OPENER // FRIDAY APRIL 8 VS. WISCONSIN // 5:00 PM CT

The Illini will kick off their Big Ten home season on April 7 against Wisconsin, with the first 150 fans receiving a free seat pad with Illinois white cursive script.

ANNUAL PINK GAME // SATURDAY APRIL 9 VS. WISCONSIN // 1:00 PM CT

Illinois continues its annual Pink Game tradition to promote breast cancer awareness. Illinois players will wear special pink uniforms for the game, and a replica pink jersey towel will be given to the first 200 fans in attendance.

GAME SHOW EVENING // WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 VS. NORTHWEST (DH) // 4:00 PM AND 6:30 PM CT

Come watch some great softball games and participate in game show contests throughout Wednesday night’s doubleheader against state rival Northwestern! With fan-favorite TV shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Price Is Right and other game shows, fans will enjoy an interactive experience throughout the night’s games!

GO TO THE PITCH // TUESDAY, APRIL 19 VS. LOUISIANE-LAFAYETTE (DH) // 4:00 PM AND 6:00 PM CT

Illini fans can bring their four-legged friends to enjoy a doubleheader at Eichelberger Field! Dogs will be allowed into the night’s games, and an Illionis Softball-inspired dog bandana will be offered while supplies last.

EICHELBERGER PERK (FRIENDS THEME) // SATURDAY APRIL 23 VS. IOWA // 1:00 p.m. CT

Fans of the hit TV series FRIENDS will be treated to a special experience on April 23 against Iowa! Videos and contest throughout the game will be tailored to the Friends TV show, and a special Illinois Friends t-shirt will be offered while supplies last.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DAY // SUNDAY APRIL 24 VS. IOWA // 12:00 CT

Celebrating diversity and inclusion at Eichelberger Park, players will wear crests on their shirts and a special diversity and inclusion button will be given away to fans!

PROFESSOR MVP-MOST VALUABLE // WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS // 17:00 CT

Illinois softball players will honor their “MVPs” in the Illinois vs. Western Illinois contest, inviting their favorite teachers to Eichelberger Field for recognition!

WORLD’S 17TH LARGEST ANNUAL SOFTBALL TAILGATE // SATURDAY MAY 7 VS. PENN STATE // 1:00 PM CT

Returning for the first time since 2019, the Illini will host the annual “World’s Largest Softball Tailgate” encouraging all Illini fans to fire up their grills, get out their coolers and pack Eichelberger Field in celebration of Illinois softball ! Tailgating activities such as inflatables, makeup artists, balloon artists and music will take place during the tailgate.

TITLE IX / SCOUTS DAY AND SENIORS DAY // SUNDAY APRIL 8 VS. PENN STATE // 12:00 PM CT

Illinois Softball will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX and celebrating local Girl Scouts in the region by inviting them to enjoy the regular season finale for the Illini. Illinois will also celebrate its senior class that day.