Trash Pandas asking for nominations of local heroes for Sept. 11 “Tribute Night”
MADISON – The Rocket City Trash Pandas are asking people to nominate a local first responder or military member to throw out the first pitch at Tribute Night on Sept. 11. The Trash Pandas will select one local hero to throw the first pitch, but will also honor all of the nominees when the Minor League Baseball team hosts an exhibition softball game between the USA Patriots and BeArded Warriors.
People can submit their nominations by clicking here.
The “Tribute Night” is being held to show the appreciation towards the U.S. Military and those who have served. The event, which includes softball, fireworks and military appreciation, will begin at 5:30 p.m. as gates will open followed by player autograph sessions from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The softball battle between the USA Patriots and BeArded Warriors will start at 7:30 p.m. A spectacular fireworks show will be held post-game.
Tickets are $10 and are currently on sale at www.trashpandasbaseball.com/events.
The USA Patriots is a non-profit organization, which brings athletic and veteran amputees together to promote the benefits of inclusive sport and therapeutic recreational activities.
The challengers on the softball field to the USA Patriots will be a team representing BeArded Warriors. Based in Huntsville and work that extends nationwide, the organization is a veteran suicide prevention and resource awareness non-profit. The group of military and non-military volunteers provides veterans and their families with the opportunity to experience the fun and camaraderie of post-service community involvement.