Southern Miss holding halftime Baby Race during March 3 men's basketball game
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss athletics department is looking for participants in its first-ever Golden Eagle Diaper Derby, to be held during halftime of the March 3 men's basketball game against Louisiana Tech. Tip-off is at 4:30 p.m. CT.
The race will take up to 10 randomly-selected entrants. Registration will end Thursday, March 1. Participants include two adults (18-and-up), and a baby between six and 12 months old, as of March 3. Participating families will receive two tickets to the game (baby receives free admission anyways), and the first baby that crawls across half-court or the furthest distance in three minutes will be the winner. Parents will also be asked to supply a birth certificate (photo will do) to confirm the baby's age.
The prize is a gift basket, courtesy of Forrest General Hospital. The registration link can be found here.