Military Appreciation Night set for Saturday, May 20

Dash, Marine Corps, Marine Corps League, Toys for Tots, WXII to partner for gameday event

By Winston-Salem Dash | May 9, 2017 2:19 PM ET

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 9, 2017) - The Winston-Salem Dash are teaming up with the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps League, Toys for Tots and WXII to hold Military Appreciation Night and a unique premium giveaway during their game on Saturday, May 20, at BB&T Ballpark.

First pitch between the Dash and the Carolina Mudcats is set for 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available for as low as $8 by calling (336) 714-2287 or clicking here.

The Marine Corps will have a recruiting table on hand for fans to learn more about their mission. Five Marines-Sergeant Mark W. Rachow and Staff Sergeants William A. Blakes, Jr., Brian E. Erdman, Isaiah J. Kramer, Kencell M. Wesley-will provide an Honor Guard, while a collection of men and women will take the Oath of Enlistment on the field at BB&T Ballpark after the first inning.

In addition, various military trucks and equipment will be displayed on the concourse, and several Wounded Warrior members will take the field with the Dash's starting lineup.

Fans are encouraged to make a donation to Toys for Tots at any gate before entering the stadium for Saturday's game. All those who donate two or more toys or $10+ in cash will receive their choice of an NCAA-branded football or a limited-edition Hess Truck.

The Dash return to BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday for the start of a three-game series with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the High-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets to this set, which includes a Lowes Foods Thirsty Thursday on May 11, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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