Aberdeen, Md. -The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A short season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles will again pay tribute to the late Josh Hamer, a high school student-athlete at The John Carroll School who passed away following a tragic car accident in 2017. In honor of Hamer and his contributions to his high school and the Harford County community, the IronBirds played the first memorial game on April 21, 2017 and displayed Hamer's jersey along the stadium's main concourse throughout the 2017 season. The jersey will be moved to the Club Level as it's permanent home in 2018.
"We are proud to again honor the late Josh Hamer this season with the Josh Hamer Memorial Baseball Game." said General Manager of the IronBirds Matt Slatus. " The IronBirds are vital part of the Harford County community and believe it is our duty to lift those up in need. Josh meant so much to his family, teammates and community and it is our honor and privilege to host this event in his memory again."
John Carroll will take on Rising Sun in the 2018 Josh Hamer Memorial Baseball Game with the varsity contest set for a 7:05 p.m. start and the pre-game ceremony beginning at 6:45 p.m. Fans are also invited to attend the junior varsity game at 3:30 p.m.
Cost of admission to the game is free, however, student and parent volunteers from John Carroll will be stationed at the main stadium entrance collecting a recommended $5 donation to support the Josh Hamer Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information and to donate to the Josh Hamer Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit www.JohnCarroll.org/Josh.
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