The St. Lucie Mets have announced U.S. Army Major David Paterson will throw out the first pitch and receive the Key to the City from Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella on Saturday, August 10 at Tradition Field. The Mets host the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
David Paterson was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Meritorious Service Medal during two tours in Iraq.
Paterson graduated the University of Central Florida in 2000.
Paterson was promoted to Captain and Company Commander in 2007 and was promoted to Major in July of 2013.