Simpson University Baseball Game to Honor Fallen Redding Firefighter

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University Athletics will host a First Responders Day at an April 13 baseball game in honor of Redding firefighter Jeremy Stoke, who lost his life during the Carr Fire in July.

All fans who purchase a $30 Simpson baseball hat with a memorial Jeremy Stoke patch on it will receive free entry to the doubleheader against Marymount California University. Proceeds will go to Simpson University’s Carr & Camp Fire Scholarship, set up to help college-bound students impacted by the fires. Eligible students can receive up to $18,000 a year toward a Simpson University education.

The Red Hawks play their home baseball games at the historic field in Redding’s South City Park. The first pitch is set for 11 a.m., with the second game at 2 p.m. Stoke’s son, Caleb, will throw out the first pitch.

The Red Hawks are off to their best start in program history and will be fighting for conference standings when they face the Mariners in April right before the Cal-Pac Conference tournament.

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Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university moved to Redding from San Francisco 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated almost 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a highly ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, men’s volleyball, and women’s wrestling, as well as a bass fishing team. It is working on new programs in digital media/computer information systems, RN-BSN online, and 3:2 engineering. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and is offering new scholarships to traditional undergraduate students.