The Palm Springs POWER Baseball team visited the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert on Saturday, June 18, to sign autographs for their fans.
“The signing event was also a way for them to promote the Father’s Day game,” said Westfield Mall Marketing Director, Jenna McLaster.
The game will be sponsored by the , and will be played Sunday night at the Palm Springs Stadium.
There will be special contests and promotions for the fathers in attendance.
“One of the contests will be Dizzy Bat, and the first father to run and tag Rocky the Mascot wins,” said Tim McConkey, POWER Marketing Director.
Dizzy bat is played by bending over and pressing your forehead to the tip of the bat’s handle, and spin around numerous times until one becomes dizzy, and then that person races.
It is a very popular game played by both children and adults and the crowd seems to love it.
In addition to the special Father’s Day events, the POWER organization will also host its weekly “Bark in the Ballpark," an event that is held every Sunday.
Dog owners can bring their pets into special sections of the stadium to watch the game, explained McConkey.
Opening pitch was set for 7:05 p.m., and will be thrown by La Quinta resident, Heidi Zimmer, who won the special honor in a name-drawing contest held Friday at the Westfield Mall’s new indoor Marketplace.
The Westfield Mall also gave away tickets to the game to the first 50 people to visit the booth that was set up beside the Marketplace.