"UPS is thrilled to be supporting the inaugural Bluegrass World Series. The tournament will provide some great baseball and an opportunity to support the mission of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundations to honor Gold Star Families." - Pat O'Leary, Veterans Affairs Manager, UPS.
LOUISVILLE, Ken. (PRWEB) July 13, 2018
The Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, in conjunction with the Bluegrass World Series, Louisville Bats Baseball, and UPS, presents the Third Annual Gold Star Family Day at the Ball Park August 3, 2018 at Louisville Slugger Field.
This unique program, developed by the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, will host 300 Gold Star Family members for a day of baseball, food, community, and fun.
This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Bluegrass World Series with the goal of supporting the mission of honoring Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes, raising awareness about Gold Star Families and their enduring sacrifice, and offering an opportunity for Gold Star Families to strengthen relationships within their Gold Star Family community.
The Bluegrass World Series http://bluegrassworldseries.com will be an incredible baseball event at Louisville Slugger Field featuring a team of 30 former Major League players competing against top-tier collegiate wood bat summer league teams from around the country.
"We are so excited to be able to bring such a unique event to the city of Louisville. Our goal is to not only execute a fun event for our fans, but to make a long and lasting impact in the Louisville community and beyond. Teamwork is our philosophy, and without the support of our partners, this event would not be possible." -Haleigh Hall, Director of Operations, Bluegrass World Series.
The Major League players will be competing as the Louisville Stars and the roster features Chipper Jones, Johnny Damon, Tim Hudson and many more. There will also be a special salute the night of the Gold Star Family Day at the Ball Park event for living legend Johnny Bench. This will be a truly historic night.
As a part of this special day, Gold Star Family members will be throwing out the first pitch as well as singing the National Anthem. The Bluegrass World Series and the Louisville Bats will also offer special recognition to Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes during the pre-game ceremonies as well as throughout the games on August 3, 2018.
The success of the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation’s mission to honor, recognize, and serve Gold Star Families has been largely driven by countless volunteers, organizations, individuals, and companies. UPS is one of those companies that has a strong history of service to Veterans and Gold Star Families.
To date, these joint efforts have included UPS’s partnership with the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation in moving eight (8) Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments to sites across the United States in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, and Hawaii.
“The help and support of our partners and supporters is essential to us accomplishing our mission. That is one of the great things about the team effort of our organization, Louisville Bats Baseball, UPS, and Bluegrass World Series; we are working together to build a network of support for Gold Star Families.” - Chad Graham, Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation President.
The Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) nonprofit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the country, providing Living Legacy scholarships to Gold Star Children, and sponsoring & hosting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country. Our mission is aimed at honoring, recognizing, and serving Gold Star Families and their fallen Heroes.
To get involved and to support this cause please visit: http://www.hwwmohf.org
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Bluegrass World Series and the Louisville Bats:
Bluegrass World Series has partnered with the Louisville Bats https://www.milb.com/louisville to bring a group of the best retired MLB players together, from Chipper Jones to Johnny Bench, in a tournament that celebrates the game of baseball. The vision is to make a true and lasting impact in the Louisville community and beyond.