AUGUSTA, Ga. - Even in their 25th year of baseball, the Augusta GreenJackets are continuing some of their greatest traditions. The GreenJackets are teaming up with E-Z-GO once again to bring back their Salute Our Soldiers program for the 2013 season.
"E-Z-GO is excited to partner again with the Augusta GreenJackets to honor our local military families for the sacrifices they make to preserve our freedom," E-Z-GO President Kevin Holleran said. "We hope that this program, in some small way, helps ease the burden that our service members, veterans and their families bear in our nation's time of need."
Salute Our Soldiers is a program designed to recognize local military members and their families, while thanking them for all the sacrifices they make for our nation. At all 70 home games, E-Z-GO and the GreenJackets will select a local military family to honor. That family will receive free box seats, food vouchers and a gift certificate to use in the gift shop.
In the middle of the fifth inning, the selected military member and family will be recognized by the crowd for their dedication to protecting and serving our nation.
"In 2012, E-Z-GO really helped Salute Our Soldiers be a great way to show our appreciation for local military members and their families," Augusta GreenJackets general manager Bob Flannery said. "We're all excited to provide local military members with a fun night at Lake Olmstead Stadium."
E-Z-GO and the GreenJackets will work with local military officials and service organizations to identify participating families. For more information on Salute Our Soliders or to nominate a military member or family, contact Katie Agostin at (706) 736-7889 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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