This is very cool of the Braves and FOX Sports South - check out the special things they're doing before tomorrow's game...
FOX Sports South Partners with the Atlanta Braves to
Honor Military Personnel with Tribute to the Troops on
Sunday, June 30 at Turner Field
Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in the Third Annual
Tribute to the Troops Celebration
WHO: More than 150 Troops and their families from Fort Benning and the Georgia Army National Guard, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Major General Jim Butterworth, The Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard, FOX Sports South SVP and General Manager Jeff Genthner, Braves team members, and Braves General Manager Frank Wren
WHAT: FOX Sports South will partner with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, June 30, to host 150 members of our nation’s military, including soldiers from Fort Benning and the Georgia Army National Guard, for Tribute to the Troops, benefitting Wounded Warrior Project. Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services designed to assist severely injured service members as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Fans can purchase advance tickets to attend the June 30 game and join FOX Sports South and the Braves in giving the troops a hero’s welcome at the ballpark by visiting Braves.com/Troops.
Tribute to the Troops Schedule of Events – Sunday, June 30:
- 11:45 a.m. ET - Upon arriving at Turner Field via the FOX Sports South Fan Express, the troops and their families will receive a hero’s welcome on the red carpet leading from Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard through the Turner Field main gates.
- 12:00 p.m. ET – A Pregame Hospitality Reception at the Right Field Patio (Aisle 128) will include special messages from: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Major General Jim Butterworth, The Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard, FOX Sports South SVP and General Manager Jeff Genthner, Braves team members and Braves General Manager Frank Wren.
- 1:15 p.m. ET - Pregame ceremonies on the field will feature Atlanta Braves players standing side by side with soldiers from Fort Benning and the Georgia National Guard, and remarks from Governor Deal and Mayor Reed.
The “Tribute to the Troops presented by CPI Security” telecast on FOX Sports South will begin with Braves LIVE at 1:00 p.m. ET followed by Braves vs. Diamondbacks at 1:30 p.m. and will include highlights from the troops’ red carpet arrival, pregame reception, and on field ceremonies. The telecast will also feature messages from soldiers stationed overseas for their family and friends back home and visits in the broadcast booth from Governor Deal, Mayor Reed, and Major General Butterworth.
Fans at the game and watching from home can take part by tagging their messages of support and gratitude for the troops to on Twitter and Instagram with the #FSTribute. Select photos and tweets will be highlighted on FOX Sports South’s game telecast, and all photos and messages will be featured on FoxSportsSouth.com/Tribute.
One of the coolest parts, in my opinion, is that they get to ride on the new fancy Fan Express bus. (If you missed the info about that, read more / watch video here.) Nice work, Braves and FSS!
Service members, thank you very much.