Amy Pierson to throw out 1st pitch
For Opening Day on Saturday, April 11 the Rochester Red Wings will honor local police, fire fighters, emergency medical responders, military branches and their families for all they do serving this community. Over 2,000 of these local men and women will be in attendance thanks to the generosity of over 50 local businesses and individuals who donated tickets to our local heroes. Game time is 1:35 p.m. and the gates will open to fans at noon.
Red Wings players and field staff will wear commemorative hats on Saturday in honor of fallen Rochester Police Department Officer Daryl Pierson. The game-used hats will be autographed and auctioned off during the game with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Rochester Police Foundation which will benefit Officer Pierson’s wife, Amy, and children; Christian and Charity. Amy will be in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
“Opening Day is always a special day and this year figures to be no different,” General Manager Dan Mason said. “We are thrilled to host so many of our local heroes and their families at Opening Day. We look forward to honoring Officer Pierson with our commemorative cap and raising money for his family.”
Rochester opens the 2015 season in Buffalo on Thursday at 2:05 p.m.
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