The Atlantic Coast Conference to Honor the Nation's Military Heroes
May 30, 2010
Greensboro, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference will honor America by honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces during the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship Game on Sunday, May 30, at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, NC.
Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch will be Rashe Hall, a member of the Wounded Warrior Project. Rache is a Army veteran of the War on Terror and fought for our country in Afghanistan. For his bravery, he was awarded a Purple Heart and Silver Star.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. It serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
In addition to the ceremonial first pitch, the Winston Salem Silver Air Patrol will present today's colors while the ACC umpires will also honor the men and women of our armed forces. Throughout the course of the game, the base umpires will wear hats that represent the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. The home plate umpire will wear an American Flag patch on his left sleeve as well as a flag pin on his hat.