SALEM, Va. - The Salem Red Sox are excited to announce that as part of the season-long Freedom Friday series, the team will honor local military members with a trading card set on Military Appreciation Day in August.
Starting with tonight's contest, fans can submit a family member or friend from the Roanoke area that has served or is currently serving in any branch of the United States armed forces. Submissions will be accepted at the guest services booth on the concourse at LewisGale Field on the following Freedom Fridays: May 1, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 12, and June 26. Submissions need to include a photo and background information of the military member.
The submissions will then be sent to a selection committee and the final list of members that will be included in the trading card set will be announced in early July. The entire set will be given away on Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 29. In addition, those members selected will be honored with an on-field ceremony prior to the game.
Not all submissions to the Red Sox will be selected due to limited space in the trading card set. Any active, retired or deceased member of the military is eligible for submission and subsequent selection. Fans that are unable to attend the selected games, but would still like to submit a military member can do so by e-mailing [email protected].