Baseball announces program to reward fan loyalty


Fans of the Wildcat baseball team will have some extra incentive to attend games at Tointon Family Stadium in 2011, as the K-State athletic department has announced the start of the baseball rewards program for students.

The first-year program will be carried out in a fashion similar to the Purple Pit rewards system used at volleyball games and the Bramlage Brigade rewards program used at women’s basketball games. Students can register at any home game and will receive an individually numbered punch card.

Registration is free and students can get their cards punched at any of K-State’s home games this season. Students must present their K-State IDs in order to get credit for their attendance. No punches will be issued after the second inning of any game.

Students who participate in the program can earn prizes, which vary depending on the number of games they attend throughout the season. Those who attend at least five games will receive a Powercat glass tumbler, while nine games earns participants a Bat Cat T-shirt. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as there is a limited supply of both prizes.

Students who attend at least 17 games this season win a dinner with the baseball team, and those who make it to at least 25 contests win a special “all you can eat” package, which can be redeemed at the game against Kansas on May 20.

Additional punches can be received at various points throughout the year at designated at double punch games. Participants who bring five friends to a game and get them to register to the program will also receive a bonus punch.

Students can get additional information at the rewards program table, which will be set up at every home game this season. A spreadsheet including names of all participants and their punch totals will be be on display.