GOT YOUR 6 AND THE SAN DIEGO PADRES HIT HOME RUN FOR VETERANS
WHEN: August 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM
WHERE: Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard San Diego, California 92101
WHAT: As part of an ongoing effort to create opportunities for U.S. military veterans reintegrating into civilian life, Got Your 6 will host a special “Salute to Veterans” game day this Sunday in San Diego, CA. as part of the San Diego Padre’s Military Appreciation Sunday program.
Before the game, a march of two hundred veterans and family members will line the base paths in support of Got Your 6. In addition, a selected group of nine veterans will participate in the “Military Take The Field” to meet the Padres players at their positions prior to the start of the game, a unique experience for the Veterans.
Got Your 6 will also air its celebrity driven PSA on the ball park’s video board and have provided veterans to sing the national anthem and throw out the first pitch.
MORE: “The Got Your 6 campaign is honored to partner with the San Diego Padres for such a wonderful day of baseball honoring those who have served our nation in the military ” said Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6. Can you mention something about the SD Padres military program? – SD Padres Salute and Honor the Military every Sunday, including being the only MLB team to wear camouflage uniform jerseys since 2000.
Got Your 6, which works in conjunction with more than two dozen nonprofit organizations, is dedicated to showing the ways in which veterans can be leaders and civic assets through goals centered around six pillars of reintegration: Jobs, Housing, Education, Family, Health and Leadership.
ABOUT GOT YOUR 6 Got Your 6 is a campaign designed to change the conversation in America such that veterans and military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who will reinvigorate our community. The campaign combines the reach and resources of the top American entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with the expertise and commitment of more than two dozen non- profit organizations. Through an extensive media footprint and a set of substantial service commitments, Got Your 6 will ensure successful reintegration of veterans into civilian life. In addition to its entertainment partners, Got Your 6 also enjoys the support of organizations such as, Goodwill Industries. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org.