Submitted by Admin1 on Fri, 07/29/2022 – 10:29
The Ely Baseball Affiliation will salute native veterans on Thursday, along with the beginning of the Minnesota Junior Legion Baseball Division II State Match.
All veterans and navy personnel might be admitted free for the night session on the opening day of the eight-team state event, and so they’re additionally invited to participate within the event opening ceremonies.
Set to begin at roughly 6 p.m., in between video games of the night session, the opening ceremonies will embrace all eight groups invited to line up across the infield, with an Honor Guard presentation on the pitchers’ mound.
The veterans and navy personnel might be launched at the moment and invited to line up on the sector through the taking part in of the nationwide anthem. Veterans ought to report back to the ballpark by 5:45 p.m.
All veterans may also obtain a free meal on the concession stand, courtesy of the Ely American Legion Auxiliary.
“We’ve executed this the final a number of occasions we’ve hosted main Legion baseball tournaments,” mentioned event coordinator Tom Coombe. “Once we hosted the Central Plains regional in 2005 and the Legion state tourneys in 2007, 2011 and 2019, we had very transferring opening ceremonies every time and we hope plenty of veterans will come out and take part.
“We invite veterans of all ages to come back out to the ballpark and take within the video games. We’re proud to be internet hosting the event, and what higher option to begin it off than to acknowledge all of our veterans and people who have served or are serving in our navy forces.”
Veterans and representatives of all navy branches or guard models are invited to attend. An indication-up sheet might be posted on the ticket sales space to realize admission.