Baseball to Honor Wounded Warriors on April 27
April 17, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team will team up with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to honor current and former military members who have and continue to serve the United States for the April 27 game against Miami. The Eagles will wear specially-designed Under Armour uniforms and WWP members will be part of the 1:30 p.m. game.
"One of the many things my father taught me that I hope to pass on to our boys is to love our country, respect our flag and revere our military," head coach Mike Gambino said. "Too often we talk of athletes as heroes when these men and women who serve our country and protect our freedoms are the real heroes. We are honored to be able to team up with a great organization like the Wounded Warriors Project and pay tribute to not just our wounded veterans, but everyone who has served."
Before the start of the contest between the Eagles and the Hurricanes, Wounded Warriors will throw out the first pitch at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. WWP members will also serve as honorary captains. Members of the Boston College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be on hand to unfurl the American flag during the National Anthem as the BC ROTC cadets will present the colors, sing the anthem and will return to sing "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch.
On Thursday, April 25, members of the Wounded Warriors softball team will participate in a game with the baseball team on Shea field at 6 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend. BC student-athletes will also be invited to hear members of the WWP speak about their experiences and the project.
WWP bracelets and foam fingers will be given out at Saturday's game.
For more information about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.