Heroes to be Honored at Veterans and Military Appreciation Night on August 15
CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Clearwater Threshers are accepting nominations for local veteran and active-duty military heroes to be honored at Veterans and Military Appreciation Night on August 15 at Bright House Field. The evening is presented by Bosley and Bratch, Lawyers for Veterans. The night will feature on-field ceremonies, military vehicles and equipment on display, a silent auction and vendors on the concourse.
The Threshers are asking for nominations of local military personnel, both active and veteran, to be featured in a baseball card set of 30 heroes that will be given away to guests as they enter the ballpark. A total of 1,000 card sets will be distributed, presented by First Priority. Heroes selected for the card set, or their representatives, will be honored on the field prior to the game.
Nominations should include the heroes’ name, rank, status, branch, years of service, and a short career bio. A photo of the nominee for the front of the baseball card should also be included.
Veterans and Military Appreciation Night is in its fifth year at Bright House Field. Representatives from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard will be on-hand for the evening. Many veterans groups and support organizations will also participate.
The gates will open at 5 p.m. on August 15 for the 6:30 p.m. game against the Tampa Yankees, followed by a post-game fireworks display. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit two local charities, the Haley House Fund and the Injured Warriors Fund. For ticket information, visit the Bright House Field ticket office or call 727-467-4457.
Hero nominations: Cory Sipe – [email protected]
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