San Jose, CA- Today the San Jose Giants announced and opened nominations for their second Military Trading Card Set, presented by Operation: Care and Comfort. The trading card set will again be made up entirely from fan nominations of current or former members of the military. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, December 19. All submissions must be accompanied by a photo of the nominee, in military uniform, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sets will be given to the first 1,000 fans in attendance at the San Jose Giants Fourth Annual Salute to the Military Day on Saturday, April 18.
Last year's 36 member set included honorees from every branch of the military as well as a number of notable honorees: local icon, turned national news story Joe Bell and courageous war hero Pat Tillman. Click here to submit your nomination for the 2015 Military Trading Card Set.
"The Military Trading Card Set was an extraordinary addition to our 2014 Salute to the Military Day. We are incredibly excited to again offer our fans and the community the chance to share their wonderful stories of the heroes among us," said Juliana Paoli, San Jose Giants Chief Marketing Officer. "After receiving nearly 100 submissions last year, we hope that opening this year's nomination process months in advance will allow even more people the opportunity to honor the brave men and women that serve our country."
"Operation: Care and Comfort is proud to continue their partnership with the San Jose Giants and thrilled for our troops, veterans and their families to be honored through the second year of this set," said Julie DeMaria, Operation: Care and Comfort President and Co-Founder. "The first Salute to the Military Trading Card Set was made up of a remarkable group of heroes. I hope that current military and veterans alike, throughout the Bay Area, will again be nominated and have the opportunity to be recognized."
The San Jose Giants Fourth Annual Salute to the Military Day on April 18 will be part of the team's 2015 opening homestand. The Giants will also host games at Municipal Stadium on Mother's Day (May 10), Memorial Day (May 25), Father's Day (June 21) and Independence Day (July 4). For more information on the 2015 season and ticket packages please visit sjgiants.com or call (408) 297-1435.
Submit Nomination for the Military Trading Card Set, presented by Operation: Care and Comfort
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