The St. Paul Saints of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball held “Food Fight Night” as a tribute to the iconic movie “Animal House.” The event was held on the 40th anniversary of the movie’s release.
In between innings the 8,000 or so in attendance threw food at each other. They didn’t just do so for the fun of it, although it looked like it was fun, they also collected non-perishable food items and donated money to charity.
As soon as the final out in the bottom of the 5th inning was recorded, the ‘Animal House’ scene came up on the big board. When Bluto screamed “Food Fight!!!!’ fans jumped up and started chucking. The mayhem continued for the better part of 90 seconds, with 8,000 game-goers pelting each other with edibles.
Besides being a ton of fun, some good came out of Food Fight Night. Fans brought non-perishable food that was donated to SafeZone, a day center that cares for homeless and underserved youth and young adullts. Plus, for every dollar the Saints spent on food used for the Food Fight, the club donated a dollar to Second Harvest Food Bank.
You have to love Independent League baseball and their creative ways to attract attention. A food fight in the middle of a baseball game is a great idea.