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Walmart, Naturals Partner on Military Appreciation Program

Nominate a military member or veteran to be honored before a Naturals game in 2015
February 16, 2015

SPRINGDALE, AR - Walmart and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals are proud to partner again on our Military Appreciation program, which was created to honor the men and women that have served in the United States Military. The men and women selected will receive public recognition during select Naturals home games in 2015.

The Military Appreciation program will take place at all twelve (12) Sunday home games this year. For those interested in nominating a military member or veteran for a game, you can visit our website to find more information about the Military Appreciation Program under the Community tab. Fill out the nomination form completely and then either fax it or email it to the Naturals at the contact information listed on the form. You may also drop it off at our Administrative Office located at Arvest Ballpark between 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday.  

Nominees that are selected will receive on-field or videoboard, recognition during a special pre-game ceremony at a Sunday Naturals game, four (4) complimentary Super Premium tickets, and a special certificate of recognition. 

"The Naturals are proud to team up with Walmart for our 2nd season of this program to help honor those that serve to protect the freedoms of our great nation," said Naturals General Manager Justin Cole. "Through this program, we were able to honor numerous individuals last season, and even were able to reunite a military serviceman with his family at one of our games, creating a moment none of us will ever forget."

On Memorial Day 2013, Walmart demonstrated its continuing support of veterans with the launch of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment. Walmart promised to offer a job to any honorably discharged U.S. veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty. Walmart projected it would hire more than 100,000 veterans over five years and it's well ahead of that, having hired 77,000 veterans within the first 18 months of the commitment. Veterans interested in learning more can visit

A military identification card, when shown at the Arvest Ballpark Ticket Office, is also valid for a $1 discount on tickets at all Naturals home games, no matter the day of week.

Follow the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Twitter @nwanaturals all throughout the year by using the hashtag #NaturalPastime for all of our up-to-date information on tickets, groups, promotions, roster, and team information.

Season 8 of Naturals baseball begins on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Midland, Texas. The Naturals will open at Arvest Ballpark on Thursday, April 16 at 6:05 P.M. against the same Midland RockHounds, the Double-A Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. 

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. For more information including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and