DANVILLE, Va. - In recognition of Veterans Day, the Danville Braves presented the Danville Veteran's Memorial Fund with a donation of over $1,200. The D-Braves raised the funds by auctioning off game-worn military appreciation jerseys from the 2016 season. A total of $2,419.04 was raised through the auction, with half being donated to the Danville Veteran's Memorial Fund and half to the Camp Lejeune Fisher House.
The D-Braves wore the special military appreciation jerseys for each Friday home game in July during the 2016 season, as well as the team's July 3rd contest. Those games were dubbed Military Appreciation Nights presented by Angus Heating and Air and Blue Ridge Beverage; all active and retired military members received free admission to the games.
"To be able to help maintain a memorial that honors the sacrifice and service of our nation's military is the least we can do," said Danville Braves General Manager David Cross. "The Danville Veteran's Memorial is a lasting tribute to the men and women that have helped protect this great country."
For more information about the Veterans Memorial at Dan Daniel Memorial Park, visit http://www.danville-va.gov/1288/Veterans-Memorial.
For more information about the Camp Lejeune Fisher House, visit http://lejeunefisherhouse.org/.
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