The State of Iowa is taking some kids to an Iowa Cubs baseball game tonight in Des Moines as part of a program to recognize parents. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says they’re recognizing parents who don’t have custody of their kids — but still help support them.Miller says the adults that come to the ballgame and buy a ticket will get free tickets for the kids. Miller says it’s a way of thanking the “non-custodial” parents for living up to their responsibility to provide monetary, and emotional support to their kids.Miller says the parents who try to dodge their obligation usually get the attention, as the parents that don’t pay are the ones that make the news. Miller says his office and the Iowa Department of Human Services Child Support Bureau have organized this program for several years.He says other minor league baseball clubs around the state are hosting similar nights. Miller will throw out the first pitch at the I-Cubs game tonight and then make remarks about the importance of parents “staying connected” with their kids.
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