RedHawks, Devon Energy Present Hometown Heroes Celebration Night TomorrowMay 11, 2012 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Oklahoma City RedHawks
"Military families are a special part of our community," RedHawks President and General Manager Michael Byrnes said. "We are honored to partner with Devon Energy to have this night to recognize and celebrate our service men and women along with the families who support them."
Prior to the game, fans can enjoy demonstrations from different military branches, tours of military vehicles, military challenges, and recruiting information in front of the ballpark beginning at 6 p.m.
On-field events throughout the evening include a swearing-in ceremony of new recruits and recognition of Purple Heart recipients from Oklahoma City. The 77th Army Band is playing the "National Anthem," and retired Colonel Larry Icenogel will sing "God Bless America."
Bill Whitsitt, Devon Energy Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, and Colonel David Babyak, Commander, 3rd Combat Communications Group, from Tinker Air Force Base, will both be in attendance to throw a ceremonial first pitch. Colonel Babyak and Mr. Whitsitt will also help welcome service men and women returning from deployment.
Representatives from Devon Energy will be present and available for media interviews. For more information, contact Alex Freedman, 405-218-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First pitch for Saturday's game against the Tucson Padres is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets for Devon Energy Hometown Heroes Celebration Night and all remaining home games in the 2012 regular season are available through the RedHawks ticket office on S. Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-1000 or by visiting okcredhawks.com.
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