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Bring Baseball to the Troops by Donating Glove at Haymarket Park

January 3, 2013 - American Association (AA) - Lincoln Saltdogs News Release

LINCOLN -- You can help support the U.S. troops by bringing used or new baseball gloves to Haymarket Park, as part of former Saltdogs infielder Vance Albitz's Gloves 4 Troops initiative.

Drop off your baseball gloves or baseballs to the Saltdogs front office at Haymarket Park to help bring America's Pastime to our men and women defending the country overseas.

Albitz has set a goal of sending 1,000 gloves to troops stationed around the world before Spring Training.

"As of today, there have been 160 gloves sent out to over 30 different locations," according to Albitz. "95% of the gloves have gone to different locations throughout Afghanistan.

The 24-year old from Torrance, Calif. played for the 'Dogs in 2010 and 2011 before being signed by the St. Louis Cardinals. He reached Triple-A Memphis by the end of the 2012 season.

For more information, or to donate online, visit www.gloves4troops.com.

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