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Veteran Appreciation @ Tacoma Rainiers

Scheduled for Labor Day weekend - Saturday August 31st, 2013

Join us for the 1st Annual - Veteran Appreciation event at the Tacoma Rainiers.

Listen to the radio announcement

This great event is possible through the collaboration of the Tacoma Rainiers and the National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide.  The game in the evening at 7pm against the Sacramento River Cats.

The exciting part is our exclusive Operation Welcome Home tailgate event prior to the game, starting at 1pm in the north (outfield) parking lot.   Our exclusive game tickets allow access to food, fun, live music and Veteran friendly resources.  Then as the stadium gates open around 6 pm, we move inside Cheney Stadium and have our pregame show to welcome home our Active Duty and Past Duty Veterans.

Click here for Event Poster  Special Code is VETERAN
Click here to join or share the Facebook Event

To join us for this exciting Veteran Appreciation Event we have arranged exclusive discounted tickets for everyone to enjoy.  We recommend that you bring your friends and family.  

As a bonus, your ticket will also get you into the Wounded Warrior Softball game in Cheney Stadium from 11:30 to 1 pm.

$15 - Ticket & Ballpark Meal (a $23 value)
$25 - Double Play - above plus Rainiers camo hat (a $42 value)

Click here - To Get Your Rainiers Tickets
Be sure to enter Special Code = VETERAN

       * Business owners & civilians - please see notes below.

Tickets are being sold by our partnering military/veteran non-profits on the following list:

     Tacoma Amputee Support Group
     Veteran Advocacy Support & Training

     Ask your favorite military/veteran non-profit to connect with us or the Rainiers to get on above list.


Description Where
11:00 - 1:00pm Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Game Inside Cheney Stadium
1:00 - 6:00pm Welcome Home Tailgate Event Outfield Parking Lot
6:00pm Cheney Stadium Opens for evening  
6:30pm Operation Welcome Home Pregame Show Cheney Stadium Floor
7:00pm Rainiers Basesball Game Begins  


* Business owners that would like to donate tickets to our Veterans and their families, please call Chris Aubertin -Tacoma Rainiers at 253-761-5631.   You may either have the tickets to hand-out yourself or they will be handed to NA2EVS to give out.   Main focus for tickets with NA2EVS will be to our Wounded Warrior Battalion on JBLM and local VA Hospitals.
* Civilians or concerned citizens that want to honor our Veterans please consider buying tickets and taking your Veterans to the event as a way of thanking them for their service to our country and for your freedom.

Veteran Organizations/Providers:

Organizations that serve our Veterans & Military, that would like to have a space at the tail gate evemt should obtain and mail in the vendor packet from the link below.  If you have any question send an email to rod.wittmier at na2evs dot org.    Note: There is a limited amount of spaces available so connect asap!

Click here for the Vendor Packet (letter and application)


Event Sponsor List (check back as it is growing):

  City of Tacoma : Environmental Services
  Tony La Stella - La Stella Foundation - America Be Strong Project
  AMRAMP Northwest LLC
  Entertainment Masters
  City University of Seattle
  Tacoma Rainiers
  Metro Parks Tacoma - Adaptive Sports
  West Coast Publishing - WA Military Resource Directory
  Ranger / Airlifter Newspaper - Swarner Communications
  WA Bounce House

Gift / Prize Sponsors:

  Tacoma Amputee Support Group

 Entertainment & Media Support:

  Tony La Stella (America Be Strong)  (live at event)
  Accidental Heroes (live at event)
  John Leonard - DMAV Production (live at event, also Writing / Recording music & PSA creation)
  Carrie Kay (national anthem)
  KLAY Radio (airplay of PSA)


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