San Jose, CA- On Sunday, April 13, the San Jose Giants will once again bring patriotism to Municipal Stadium with Salute to the Military Day, presented by Operation: Care and Comfort. This season the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a special Military Trading Card Set, courtesy of Operation: Care and Comfort. The trading card set will be made up entirely from fan nominations of current or former members of the military. Winners will be selected in mid-March and be unveiled during the season preview press conference at San Jose Giants FanFest on Monday, March 31. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, March 12 and all submission must be accompanied by a photo of the nominee, in military uniform, sent to [email protected]. Click here to submit your nomination. In addition, all fans showing a military ID at the Municipal Stadium Box Office will receive FREE admission to that day's 1:00 PM game against the Bakersfield Blaze.
"The Military Trading Card Set, presented by Operation: Care and Comfort, is truly an extraordinary addition to our third annual Salute to the Military Day," said Juliana Paoli, San Jose Giants Chief Marketing Officer. "The military holds a special place in the heart of our community and the trading card set gives people a unique opportunity to honor the brave men and women that serve our country. We want to encourage everyone to take this opportunity to share with our fans and the community the stories of the amazing heroes among us."
Salute to the Military Day will be an entire afternoon dedicated to honoring the brave men and women defending our country as the pregame festivities will include a first pitch ceremony, color guard presentation and on-field recognition of individuals chosen for the Military Trading Card Set. The team will also wear special military themed jerseys. The team will don these jerseys again on Memorial Day, May 26 against the Visalia Rawhide, where they will be part of an in-game silent auction directly benefiting Operation: Care and Comfort. On May 26, each of the highest bidders will be able to go on the field following the game and receive their new autographed jersey right off the respective San Jose Giant's back.
"Operation: Care and Comfort is so proud to add a new and exciting element to our partnership with the San Jose Giants and honor troops, veterans and their families with this Military Trading Card Set," said Julie DeMaria, Operation: Care and Comfort President and Co-Founder. "Our first two Salute to the Military ballgames received a tremendous response and I hope that current military and veterans alike, throughout the Bay Area, will not only be nominated for the trading card set, but be able to join us on April 13."
First pitch for the San Jose Giants home opener will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 10 against the Bakersfield Blaze. San Jose's 2014 season begins on Thursday, April 3. The Giants will host games at Municipal Stadium on Mother's Day (May 11), Memorial Day (May 26), and Independence Day (July 4).For information on the 2014 season and ticket packages please visit sjgiants.com, call (408) 297-1435 or visit the Municipal Stadium Box Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
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Click Here to nominate for the Military Trading Card Set, presented by Operation: Care and Comfort