COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Columbia Fireflies are looking for active duty military members, reservists and military veterans to honor in their 2nd Annual Military Baseball Card Set, presented by AllSouth Federal Credit Union. On Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) the first 1000 fans through the gates will receive the 2018 Military Baseball Card Set featuring our local uniformed heroes. The Fireflies are thrilled to continue such a unique way of expressing our gratitude and recognizing those who have served or who are currently serving our country.
"We are thrilled to continue this relationship with AllSouth by recognizing these men and women," said Fireflies team President John Katz. "It was an honor to recognize 26 individuals and their families on Memorial Day last year, and we are excited to once again have this opportunity."
"In 1960, AllSouth Federal Credit Union began as Fort Jackson Federal Credit Union," said AllSouth Federal Credit Union Executive Vice President Brian Bowen. "Our foundation was built on serving the military and we are honored to sponsor a set of cards for those who proudly served our country."
The Military Baseball Card Set was an amazing way to honor our hometown heroes last year and the Fireflies are excited to keep this tradition in which veterans and active / reserve members of the military from the Midlands can be saluted. Nominations may be made now through Monday, April 30 here: http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20180413&content_id=272052978&fext=.jsp&sid=t3705&vkey=.
Tickets for the 2018 season are on sale now. Visit ColumbiaFireflies.com, the Spirit Communications Park ticket office or call (803) 726-4487 for more information.
About the Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest's Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet District. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit www.ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter (@ColaFireflies), Facebook (facebook.com/columbiafireflies) and all popular social media platforms.
About Spirit Communications Park
Spirit Communications Park, the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Spirit Communications Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Spirit Communications Park also hosts everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park, with a wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit www.SpiritCommunicationsPark.com.
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