FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- The Fort Wayne TinCaps once again have partnered with OmniSource LLC and Steel Dynamics Inc. to welcome military personnel to Parkview Field for Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, June 10, when the team hosts the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) at 3:05 p.m.
Complimentary tickets are currently available for military families-both active and veteran-to enjoy the game on June 10, thanks to the generosity of OmniSource and Steel Dynamics, caring individual donors, and the San Diego Padres.
As they have in the past, the Padres, Fort Wayne's MLB affiliate, are underwriting the costs for 1,000 tickets for military families. The San Diego Padres are proud to partner with the TinCaps in support of military and charity initiatives in the Fort Wayne area. The Padres had the first military outreach program in professional sports and it is currently the largest in Major League Baseball.
"It's an honor to provide military families the appreciation they deserve on this special day," said TinCaps President, Mike Nutter. "This gives us an opportunity to give back to the men and women, and their loved ones, who've done so much for this country. We're proud to have partners in OmniSource and Steel Dynamics, as well as the San Diego Padres, to help us host a game like this."
"The men and women of our OmniSource and SDI family are proud and honored to be a part of this celebration for our courageous United States military heroes," said Russ Rinn, President & COO OmniSource LLC. "We all know that because of them, we live in freedom."
The TinCaps also have continued their partnerships with multiple military organizations offering military personnel in attendance the chance to visit kiosks highlighting many of the support organizations and offerings available to military-active and veteran-in the area.
For this game, TinCaps players will be wearing red, white, and blue patriotic jerseys. The TinCaps also will wear these jerseys on the Fourth of July. On Independence Day, the jerseys will be auctioned off on TinCapsJersey.com, with proceeds being donated to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.
Military personnel and their family who are eligible to request tickets to Military Appreciation Day can visit TinCapsMilitary.com for more information. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Those with questions can contact McKenzie Brown with the TinCaps at 260-407-2809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the TinCaps continue to take nominations for the team's Military Salutes throughout the season on fireworks nights. Contact TinCaps Vice President David Lorenz (260-407-2815, email@example.com) for more information.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.