OMAHA, Neb. - The final weekend of the 2013 season will be an exciting one for the Omaha Storm Chasers as the race for the American Conference North Division may come down to the final game of the season. That 12:05 p.m. game on Monday September 2 is not only important for a third straight division title but will also serve as the first ever Military Appreciation Day at Werner Park, presented by U.S. Bank.
More than 900 tickets have already been donated to local Military personnel by U.S. Bank and also through the season-long "Hat For Heroes" promotion at the Storm Front Team Store. In addition to donated tickets, the Storm Chasers will honor all the individuals that keep our country safe by offering any Military personnel a free McDonald's Berm ticket by showing a valid Military ID.
Pre-Game on the field will feature the United States Air Force Delayed Entry Program swearing in ceremony, led by Lieutenant Colonel Steven E. Phillips. The ceremony will feature 20-40 Military members being sworn in, while Lieutenant Colonel Phillips will also throw out a first pitch for the game.
The first 1,000 fans through the gates of Werner Park will receive a special Camouflaged Apron courtesy of U.S. Bank, with gates opening at 10:45 a.m. In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the Storm Front Team Store will offer a 20% discount to any Military member that shows their valid Military ID on full-priced merchandise, and the 87 Storm Chasers who purchased "Hats For Heroes" will receive in-game recognition.
Ovations will feature a discounted food and drink menu for all fans in attendance. Patriotic music will be played throughout Werner Park and local Military branches will be honored on the video board to say thank you to those who make the ultimate sacrifice.
The Storm Chasers currently lead the Memphis Redbirds by one game in the American Conference North Division with six games left in the season. The final weekend will feature four games against the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, after the team returns home from the series with the Iowa Cubs.