Northern Illinois University and the Rockford RiverHawks are helping wrap up stateline area baseball fans in summertime fun.
NIU is the official sponsor of RiverHawks Fleece Blanket Night when Rockford hosts the Evansville Otters at 7:05 p.m. Friday, June 29.
The first 1,000 fans through the gate at RiverHawks Stadium will receive a free fleece blanket courtesy of Northern Illinois University.
Opportunities for additional prizes and giveaways will be available to fans attending the game, including a chance to win tickets to the Sept. 1 NIU vs. Iowa football game at Soldier Field in Chicago.
NIU Admissions representatives will also be on hand at RiverHawks Stadium to answer questions and provide information about the university to interested students and families.
RiverHawks Stadium is located at 4503 Interstate Blvd., approximately three-quarters of a mile from the Riverside Drive exit off Interstate 90/39 in Loves Park. Directions are available online.