MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Memphis Redbirds have partnered with Ford to honor heroes during the team’s games May 25-27 at AutoZone Park as part of “Mid-South Heroes Weekend presented by Ford,” where firefighters and EMS, military, and police will be celebrated each day during Memorial Day Weekend.
Mid-South Heroes Weekend presented by Ford
– Friday, May 25: firefighter and EMS recognition
– Saturday, May 26: military recognition and postgame fireworks
– Sunday, May 27: police recognition and postgame fireworks
Each day features recognition of these groups of heroes, and equipment, displays, and interactive experiences in the Plaza and around the stadium.
Fans are also invited to come to the ballpark early on Sunday the 27th for the second annual Shelby County Sheriffs versus Memphis Police Department softball game. Gates open at 3:45 for the softball game, which runs from 4:15-5:30. The winner will be presented with the Sheriff’s Cup on the field.
“This is shaping up to be one of the marquee weekends of the season at AutoZone Park,” Redbirds President/General Manager Craig Unger said. “We are pleased to partner with Ford to honor the heroes of the Mid-South all weekend long. These events are just a small token of the gratitude we have for these heroes who do so much for each and every one of us.”
“The Mid-South Ford Dealers are proud to honor our Mid-South Heroes through our sponsorship of the Memphis Redbirds,” Don Kitchens, Chairman of the Mid-South Ford Dealers said. “We appreciate those who ‘Go Further’ every day for our country and Mid-South communities. We invite everyone to come out to the ballpark over the Memorial Day Weekend and support our Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Memphis Redbirds.”
Special ticket pricing is available for firefighters, EMS, military, and police by contacting the Redbirds at (901) 721-6000, compliments of Ford.
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