Jul 24 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, in conjunction with the Bluegrass World Series, UPS, and Louisville Bats Baseball, presents the 4th Annual Gold Star Family Day at the Ball Park August 9, 2019 at Louisville Slugger Field.
This unique event, developed by the Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, hosts 300 Gold Star Family members for a day of baseball, food, community, and fun. The goal of the event is to honor and recognize Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the U.S. Military.
As a part of this special day, there will be a patriotic pregame salute highlighted by Gold Star Family members throwing out the first pitch and singing the National Anthem. The Bluegrass World Series and the Louisville Bats will also offer special recognition to Gold Star Families and their Loved Ones throughout the game.
This year's event will be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass World Series' Military Appreciation Night. The Bluegrass World Series is 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. The Major League players will be competing as the Louisville Stars and the roster features Johnny Damon, Mike Hampton, Brad Penny, Ben Sheets, and many more.
This year, three special guests will join the Louisville Stars on the field for the pre-game salute to our Gold Star Families and their Loved Ones. Medal of Honor recipients Woody Williams, Bob Patterson, and James McCloughan will be on the field as a part of this special tribute.
The collective efforts of those involved remains focused on honoring Gold Star Families and their Loved Ones as well as showing appreciation to members of our Military and Veterans. Companies like UPS, the Louisville Bats, and others in the Louisville area have a strong history of supporting these efforts.
"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, the Bluegrass World Series, UPS, and Louisville Bats Baseball; we are working together to build a network of support for Gold Star Families." - Chad Graham, President of the Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.
The Hershel "Woody" Williams Medal of Honor Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) nonprofit with a mission aimed at honoring, recognizing, and serving Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
"The Cause is Greater than I..."- Woody Williams.
To get involved and to support this cause please visit: http://www.hwwmohf.org or call (888)-839-7190.
The Bluegrass World Series team along with their strategic partners are returning to Louisville with their continued commitment to support local charities and celebrate the game of baseball. The Bluegrass World Series is once again bringing together an all-star studded roster of 30 + baseball legends to Louisville Slugger Field– the 2019 roster is stocked with Louisville natives and MLB vets that now call Derby City home. The vision for this event remains the same, to unite the community of Louisville – bringing charities, families, businesses and baseball fans alike to Slugger Field with the common goal of creating memories and making an impact in the Louisville community for many years to come. The Bluegrass World Series was developed to benefit the Louisville community and we need your help & support to make this dream a reality. For more information about our event and to find ways to get involved, please visit http://www.bluegrassworldseries.com.