One of the great practices that has developed over the years is the recognition of our military veterans by MLB teams. Whether it’s the veterans discount, a national anthem sung by a military member, or even a surprise reunion at the field, baseball teams and the MLB are stepping up to support our veterans. There are also plenty of individual events and promotions put on by the teams, and we wanted to share a few with you. You might not be able to make it to all of them, but chances are you’re close to one or two this summer.
New York Yankees Military Appreciation Day
Head to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, July 29th when the Yankees host the Rays, and you’ll be a part of a great Military Appreciation Day. Not only that, but the first 18,000 guests will receive a camouflage cap. You’ll get to show your support for our military and veterans, as well as coming away with a cool hat.
St. Louis Cardinals Military Appreciation Night
On Friday July 7th, the Cardinals will host the Mets for their inaugural Military Appreciation Night celebrating our troops and veterans. Any fan who purchases a special theme ticket will receive an exclusive cap that supports their favorite military branch. And remember, a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to the USO.
San Diego Padres Military Salute Series
The Padres are one team that goes above and beyond when it comes to celebrating our troops and veterans. Their promotional schedule includes at least one Military Salute game in every month of the season. The Salute games range from appreciation for veterans to recognition of military spouses and also include each branch of the military. Take a look at their promo schedule to find the Military Salute game (or games!) that you can make it to.
Arizona Diamondbacks Military and First Responder Discounts
There aren’t any more military appreciation games left in the Diamondbacks’ schedule, but that’s hardly a reason not to head to the games. Each month they have several games that are discounted for members of the military and first responders. There are plenty of games to choose from, so you can easily fit one into your schedule this summer.
Salute and Serve Mondays at Marlins Park
The Miami Marlins have a great promotion going this season. Any U.S. military member, veteran, firefighter, or police officer can show their official service ID at the ticket office and receive two complimentary tickets. That’s every Monday at Marlins Park. This may actually be the best promotion we’ve come across, and we applaud the Marlins for their generosity towards those who keep us safe.
At BallQube, we love seeing so many of our MLB teams celebrate our American heroes. All our products are proudly made in America, and we’re always ready to support our troops and veterans. If your team wasn’t on the list, then check out their promotion schedule online to see if there’s a game that you could attend to show your support.