66ers Salute Local Military Heroes with Card Set Giveaway
Front Office Seeking Nominations from 66ers Fans to be Featured in Set
Inland Empire 66ers
(San Bernardino, CA) – The Inland Empire 66ers have announced they are giving away a special edition military card set to fans attending the team’s annual Military Appreciation Night on May 31st. The baseball card style giveaway, presented by Operation: GLove, comes with a unique twist: all the cards produced will be of local military heroes nominated by the fans. “We are extremely excited to be part of a unique way to honor those who have served or are currently serving,” 66ers General Manager Joe Hudson said. “This is a way for us to connect with the community and add dimensions on how we honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.” The card set will contain forty cards of submitted heroes depicted on a baseball style card. Fans are encouraged to submit a photo of their hero who has served or is currently serving from any time period. Along with the picture a short biographical paragraph will be required stating why their hero should be featured on the card. Fans are encouraged to include any awards, location of time served, and any major battles he or she was involved with. Submissions can be made by mailing a picture and short biography to the 66ers front office, emailing information to militarycard@ie66ers.com or by visiting 66ers.com and clicking on the Community tab and look for the Local Military Hero Card Set link. “Operation: GLove has a mission of making those that give their time and sacrifice their safety in defense of this great nation feel appreciated,” said Mike McCue, Founder and President of Operation: GLove. “Having the opportunity to honor individuals at Military Appreciation Night along with the 66ers means a lot to us and we’re so glad they thought of us.” The road to winning back-to-back California League Championships begins when they visit the High Desert Mavericks on Thursday, April 3rd. The 66ers open at home a week later on Thursday, April 10th when they welcome the Mavericks to San Manuel Stadium. To purchase your 2014 season tickets, group ticket options, or get more information on upcoming promotions, please contact the 66ers at 909-888-9922 or visit them online at www.66ers.com. All promotions and times subject to change.
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