Alumni and friends of East Central Community College in Decatur are invited to join college staff members and students for EC Night with the Mississippi Braves scheduled Sunday, Aug. 24, at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

"We hope to make this a very special night in the life of our college as we partner with the M-Braves for the first time in our history," said ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

Gates open at 4 p.m. for the 5 p.m. contest between the M-Braves and Birmingham Barons.

As one of the main sponsors for the special event, East Central representatives will be included in pre-game ceremonies and activities held throughout the contest.

In addition, members of the Ac'cents, the College's Show Choir, are scheduled to lead the singing for "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.

College officials will be available to welcome alumni and friends at display booths located near the main entrances.

For more information and to purchase discounted tickets, contact Dr. Stacey Hollingsworth, executive director for Foundation and Alumni Relations, at 601-635-6327 or email