BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox will celebrate Military Heroes Appreciation Night with a special card set giveaway featuring local military heroes on Friday, August 15, as the team takes on the Trenton Thunder at 6:35 p.m. The first 1,000 fans ages 18 and older will receive the 27-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 27 current and former military members for the card set from more than 100 entries received from friends and family in the area earlier this season. 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 and during the game.
"This Military Heroes celebration will be a great way to cap off a season that included a number of great nights to honor the many current and former members of the military living in this area," said Baysox General Manager Brian Shallcross. "In addition to our monthly Military Appreciation Nights, we have scheduled specific nights to recognize the men and women serving at Fort Meade, Joint Base Andrews and the United States Naval Academy."
The night will be capped off by a military-themed fireworks display presented by Andrews Federal Credit Union.
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