The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has added a family friendly twist to America’s favorite pastime.
The Orioles and Nationals baseball teams will each be hosting a special night next week for IAVA members and their families as part of the “Summer of Engagement” series. Dozens of these events have been held around the country since July 4, including one at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles where 15 IAVA Member Veterans took to the Dodgers dugout before the game to watch the teams practice and shake hands with legendary Dodgers Coach Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers players.
On Monday at Camden Yards and Wednesday at Nationals Park, hundreds of locally based IAVA Member Veterans and their families will be treated to a pregame event with free food, drinks, activities for kids, and lots of GI Bill, mental health and veterans support information – all as a special thanks and recognition of their service. IAVA Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff and IAVA Director of Government Affairs Todd Bowers will be throwing out the first pitches.
Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Monday, Aug 9, 7:05 PM
Florida Marlins vs. Washington Nationals
Wednesday, Aug 11, 7:05 PM