MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Children’s Hospital will present “Star Wars” Night at Monongalia County Ballpark on Saturday, when the West Virginia Black Bears take on the Staten Island Yankees.

Visitors to the Ballpark will have the opportunity to visit with their favorite “Star Wars” characters and bid on player-worn, “Star Wars”-themed jerseys. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit WVU Children’s.

Former WVU Children’s Hospital patient Brody Wilmoth, 7, of Morgantown will throw out the first pitch, and Bobby Nicholas, manager of WVU Children’s Hospital development, will sing the national anthem.

Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
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