CROMWELL, Conn.—The Connecticut Better Business Bureau's Military Line is sponsoring its sixth annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday August 23rd at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT. The first 1,000 visitors through the gate who attend the game will receive a commemorative baseball card set featuring the 2019 CT "Military All-Stars".
Before the game, there will be a dedication ceremony honoring the nine military heroes. Each one will be introduced to the baseball fans and receive an award on the field presented by CT BBB's Military Line in partnership with the CT Tigers.
The nine servicemen being honored are Darryl Mayer (United States Marine Corps), Staff Sergeant William C. Stonier (National Guard), Sergeant William M. Tinnel (U.S. Navy & National Guard), Chief Petty Officer David Twiggs (U.S. Navy), Senior Airman Joe Wierzbinski (U.S. Air Force), CS2 Selon Arterberry (U.S. Coast Guard), Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Brown (U.S. Navy), Petty Officer 2nd Class Russel Joyner (U.S. Navy), and Corporal Nate Taylor (U.S. Army).
Not only will the CT BBB's Military Line be recognizing local military heroes, but they will also be raising money for the BBB Student Ethics Scholarships. These scholarships are given to students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. One of these two scholarships is given to a student who is a child or spouse of a military service member.
During the game, players will be wearing special military themed jerseys that fans have the chance to take home. The jerseys will be up for auction with the proceeds going towards the BBB Student Ethics Scholarships.
All current or former military can purchase a reserved ticket and food voucher redeemable for a hot dog, bag of chips, and bottled non-alcoholic beverage for just $7 with military ID at the Dodd Stadium box office. There will also be a spectacular Pyrotecnico fireworks display presented by Liberty Bank after the game!
Tickets for the game are available on the CT Tigers website.
To apply for the 2019 Student Ethics Scholarship click here. The deadline for entry is October 7th 2019.
To learn more about the BBB Military Line programs click here.