The Bowie Baysox will celebrate Military Heroes Appreciation Night with a special card set giveaway featuring local military heroes on Friday, July 31, as the team takes on the Trenton Thunder at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans ages 18 and older will receive the 21-card set, populated with current and former members of the military who were nominated by family and friends earlier this season.
The Baysox selected the 21 current and former military members for the card set from more than 100 entries received from friends and family in the area. The cards will feature photographs and information about the military careers of the selected individuals. The Baysox will honor these veterans and/or their families in special ceremonies before, during and after the game.
“This Military Heroes celebration is a unique way to honor a few of the many active and retired military living in this area that are deserving of recognition for their service,” said Baysox General Manager Brian Shallcross. “This night is just one of the many promotions the Baysox host throughout the season to honor military members and their families. This area is full of individuals who are busy serving our country and we take pride in the many events we host to show our appreciation for their service.”
The Baysox will also be wearing red and blue patriotic jerseys that will be auctioned during and after the game. The team also wore these special jerseys on Independence Day. All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit state & local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The night will be capped off by a fireworks display presented by Andrews Federal Credit Union.
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