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Cardinals to observe National Law Enforcement Week during May 7 game

April 27, 2015

Springfield, MO - In honor of National Law Enforcement Week from May 10 - 16, the Springfield Cardinals are honoring law enforcement personnel throughout the Springfield area during the Thursday, May 7 game at Hammons Field.

Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National Law Enforcement Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

"The entire Cardinals Organization has the utmost respect for all law enforcement personnel and first responders," said Springfield Cardinals Vice President / General Manager Matt Gifford. "They are the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to make our community the great place to live that it is, and we are honored to recognize their service and sacrifices at Hammons Field."

As part of the evening, Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson, who was wounded in the line of duty on January 26, 2015, is scheduled to throw out a Ceremonial First Pitch before the game. Additionally, the Cardinals are donating $5 from every Field Box Ticket to the May 7 game ordered through the link below to Officer Pearson and his family through the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police.

To help raise funds for Officer Pearson, fans must order their tickets for the May 7 game through the dedicated link below or call Community Relations Coordinator Niki Lodholz at (417) 832-3042. First Pitch on Thursday, May 7 is scheduled for 7:10pm, with gates opening at 6:10pm.

Click here to order your tickets right now.

I Heart Cardinals T-Shirts, Friday Night Fireworks, Kolten Wong Coins and more coming up from May 5 - 8

The Cardinals hit the road for an eight-game trip, starting Monday in Northwest Arkansas with a 7:05pm First Pitch. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7FM and, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Coyote's Sports Cafe Pregame Show.

The Cardinals come back from the road to host the Naturals at Hammons Field from May 5 - 8. Don't miss all of the upcoming fun, including:

-Tuesday, May 5 - Give Ozarks I Heart Cardinals T-Shirt Giveaway (2,500), presented by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day. First Pitch is 6:30pm, gates open at 5:30pm.

-Wednesday, May 6 - Morning Baseball at Hammons Field with The Hamels Foundation Educational Day Program before the game. First Pitch is 11:10am, gates open at 10:10am.

-Thursday, May 7 - 2015 Commemorative Coin Giveaway 3 of 4 (2,500 Kolten Wong Coins) and Klement's "Buck a Brat" Night. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.

-Friday, May 8 - AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks featuring Hip Hop and R&B Music. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.

For information about becoming a Season Ticket Holder, organizing a Group Outing, booking a The Cup Birthday Party or ordering Individual Game Tickets right now, call the Front Office at (417) 863-2143 or visit

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