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Published On: June 13th, 2023


Battle Creek, MI – The Battle Creek Battle Jacks and Marshall Community Credit Union (MCCU) are partnering to host a free community tailgate on Saturday, June 24th, from 10 am to 1 pm at MCCU’s Battle Creek branch, located at 1157 East Michigan Avenue. There will be free food, beverages, and giveaways, as well as fun for the family with inflatables, yard games, and a dunk tank.

The community is invited to stop by for family fun and to meet the 2023 Battle Jacks players and coaches. Plus, the first 150 attendees will receive a free Battle Jacks/MCCU Field bucket hat. “We are excited to bring this event together for another year alongside MCCU,” said Battle Jacks General Manager, Denny Smith.” We always look to provide fun experiences outside of the ballpark for the community and this tailgate brings the players out into the community to interact with fans in an engaging way.”

“Seeing the community, especially the children, talk and play games with the players during the Community Tailgate is so heartwarming,” said Corrie Rozell, CEO, MCCU. “The enjoyment of the entire family and people helping people is what baseball, and MCCU is all about.”

At 6:35 pm, the Battle Jacks will take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for Hometown Heroes Night at MCCU Field. Tickets for Hometown Heroes Night will also be given away during the tailgate.


The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.