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February Proclaimed “Meet the Bucks” Month

February has officially been claimed “Meet the Bucks” Month by Mena Mayor Seth Smith.

Traditionally recognized in August each year, the event was delayed in hopes that COVID restrictions would be lifted by spring. With that not being the case, Meet the Bucks videos highlighting each sport will be rolled out via YouTube and on social media throughout the month of February.

The first home games for the inaugural Bucks baseball and softball teams will be played February 4. While ballfields are ready for play record rainfall has delayed the completion of the complex. “We ask for everyone’s patience as we continue to work around challenging weather conditions. As we all know, rain causes muddy conditions so we ask that you pardon the progress as we continue to finish wrapping up the project,” said Chancellor Phillip Wilson. 

Please note areas designated for game day parking. Forest Street will be closed to through traffic on game days. Admission will be $5 per person and spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. 

The Bucks cross-country team completed their season in the fall and will participate in multiple track events this spring. The official season for Bucks soccer will kick-off in April. 

To stay informed on Bucks Athletics, visit: http://bucksathletics.com

Joining Smith for the signing are (L-R) seated: Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson, Mayor Seth Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Finance and Athletic Administration Morris Boydstun. Standing: Head Baseball Coach Lance Spigner, Head Cross-Country Coach Samantha Shores, Assistant Athletic Director Jerod McCormick, Head Softball Coach Tracy Nealy, and Head Soccer Coach Brian Byrd. 

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