Elliot Richoux Day at the Ballpark

WHAT:      Elliot Richoux Day at the Ballpark

WHO:        Howard College Hawk Athletics

WHEN:       Friday, May 1, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

WHERE:    Alon Refinery Ballpark, home of Jack Barber Field, on the campus of Howard College

Howard College Hawk Athletics is hosting a special day at Alon Refinery Ballpark, home of Jack Barber Field, in honor of former player, #27 Elliot Richoux. Elliot’s mother, Deborah Richoux-Hamm, will be on board to participate in the festivities and present the first Elly’s Kids Foundation scholarship check to a Howard College Hawk baseball player.

The traditional ballpark lunch of hotdogs will be served beginning at 11:00 am and is free to the public. The recognition and jersey retirement activities will begin at 11:45 with the first pitch being thrown at approximately 12 noon as the Hawks take on Odessa College for the final home game series of the season.

Richoux, who played for the Hawks in the 2012 season and was a 2012 NJCAA All-American, passed away in July 2014 as the result of a tragic accident. Elly’s Kids, a non-profit baseball organization focused on providing equipment, skills camps, and a mentorship program for underprivileged ball players, was formed as a way to honor Elliot and his love for the game of baseball. The foundation will be presenting a scholarship check each year to a deserving Hawk baseball player and will firmly plant the program phrase “Hawks Fly Together,” a phrase that Elliot championed even after he was no longer playing at Howard College, throughout the foundation of Hawk athletics.

Admission and lunch will be at no cost to the public and all are encouraged to come out to Alon Refinery Ballpark and celebrate Elliot’s life and legacy while enjoying some great Hawk baseball. A commemorative t-shirt honoring Elliot’s legacy will be available for $10 at the game.

Howard College contact: Cindy Smith at (432) 264-5034 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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