Once again, Minor League Baseball teams will honor America and help raise much-needed funds for a worthy cause this Independence Day holiday weekend by wearing specially-designed red, white and blue caps from New Era Cap Company for games played from July 1-4.
Lakeland, FL - Once again, Minor League Baseball teams will honor America and help raise much-needed funds for a worthy cause this Independence Day holiday weekend by wearing specially-designed red, white and blue caps from New Era Cap Company for games played from July 1-4.
All 160 Minor League Baseball teams, including the Flying Tigers, will participate in the "Stars & Stripes" cap program and will wear the specialty caps as part of fundraising and awareness initiatives for Welcome Back Veterans, an organization dedicated to addressing the ongoing needs of military personnel and their families.
Minor League Baseball will once again donate 100 percent of the proceeds from cap sales to Welcome Back Veterans. Since the program's inception, MiLB has contributed annually to the veterans' organization. The cap features a red, white, blue and silver version of the Flying Tigers logo and may be purchased at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium merchandise store and our online merchandise store.
"We are honored to again team with Welcome Back Veterans and assist those who have served our country through the Stars & Stripes cap program this Fourth of July weekend," said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O'Conner. "It is one small way we can show our appreciation for their contributions to our country and help honor America."
Additionally, for the first time, Minor League Baseball umpires will wear red, white and blue stars and stripes-decorated hats to celebrate Independence Day during games from July 1-4.
The Flying Tigers will be home at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on July 4. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and gates will open at 4:00 p.m. The annual patriotic fireworks spectacular will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. and there will be a special charity concert featuring Night Moves - the Ultimate Bob Seger Tribute Show presented by the Detroit Tigers Foundation of Florida. Tickets are currently on sale at the Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium box office or by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075 or visiting LakelandFlyingTigers.com.