The Northwest Arkansas Naturals and Liberty Bank of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new program for the 2012 season - Community Heroes
- which will seek to honor individuals who have done something excellent for their hometown or organization.
Community Heroes are individuals who have gone above and beyond in terms of community service and helping others. Those that are selected will receive on-field recognition at a 2012 Naturals' home game, four complimentary Super Premium tickets, and a "Community Heroes" award courtesy of Liberty Bank.
"We believe this will be a great program to honor members of the communities of our region who are doing something great," said Naturals' General Manager Eric Edelstein. "We're happy to partner with Liberty Bank for this effort and look forward to hosting these extraordinary people and their guests at a game."
If an honoree wants to attend the game accompanied by a large group, the Naturals will make group rates available for advance purchase for groups of 20 or more in addition to the four complimentary tickets.
"Liberty Bank is honored to be a partner in this program. It is consistent with our Community Banking Starts with My Community profile which illustrates how we encourage our employees to volunteer and give back to the communities and cities we serve," stated Howard Hamilton, Liberty Bank's NWA Regional President. As a community bank, we are especially proud to be able to recognize individuals in our region who have worked hard to improve the quality of life in the community and the people who live in it."
Veterans are being sought to help get this program off the ground. For the first night of Community Heroes - on Opening Night on Thursday, April 12th, nine veterans will be selected to take the field along the line as the Naturals' starting lineup is introduced. To nominate your favorite Veteran, submit your form by no later than April 2nd. All nine of the Veterans selected will receive the four Super Premium tickets and certificate.
A printable form is available at nwanaturals.com for people wishing to make nominations to the Community Heroes program. You may either fax or email it to the Naturals at the numbers listed on the form or drop it off at any of the Northwest Arkansas Liberty Bank locations.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark, located in Springdale. The 2012 home opener is Thursday, April 12th against the Corpus Christi Hooks. Visit our website, nwanaturals.com, for information on season tickets and ticket plans.
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