06/26/2012 10:09 AM -
"Red, White & Blue Tour" Hits Whiting Sunday As Oilmen Take On U.S. Military All-Stars
With a success rate of winning more than 70% of their games, the U.S. Military All-Stars will present a challenge that the Northwest Indiana Oilmen are ready to meet. No matter the outcome, the entire Oilmen organization is pleased to be a part of this worthy cause, and looks forward to helping raise funds for the U.S. Military All-Stars Wounded Warrior Program. Gates open at 4:30 PM, with the first pitch at 6:10 PM. This July 1st stop in Whiting is part of the barnstorming "Red, White & Blue Tour" featuring the only "joint" armed forces and first responders team competing in both baseball and softball.
Established in Pensacola, Florida at the request of President H. W. Bush in 1990, the U.S. Military All-Stars, with the majority of their players having either served or ready for overseas deployment, have earned a reputation as the "Globetrotters of Baseball" performing in 45 states and 12 countries. Over 25,000 men and women serving on active duty, reserve, National Guard, ROTC, Service Academy, Delayed Entry Program, Wounded Warriors, amputees, veterans and first responders have suited up alongside MLB alumni like Jeff Kent, Bob Feller, Tommy John, Wade Boggs as well as NFL quarterback Doug Flutie and celebrities like "Larry the Cable Guy."
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