The Northwest Arkansas Naturals showed their neighbors a lot of love Friday. Members of the team kicked off the first of four ‘Fan Days’ visits to Arkansas Children’s Northwest to spend time with the kids.
Team General Manager Justin Cole said the partnership is a natural one, with the ballpark and hospital situated right next to each other in Springdale. Because of that close proximity, the Naturals asked fans at Friday evening’s game to turn the lights on their cell phones and wave to the kids at the hospital.
The fans at Arvest Ballpark were only too happy to oblige as they hooped and hollered for the benefit of the children across the way. The Naturals got the idea from a similar tradition the University of Iowa has at its football games.