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September 1 Bears Game Now Military Appreciation Night

August 25, 2011 - Northwest League (NWL) - Yakima Bears News Release

The Yakima Bears professional baseball team is proud to announce that the final Thirsty Thursday game of the 2011 season on September 1st is now also Military Appreciation Night.

Any active or veteran military member who shows identification will be able to purchase a reserved seat ticket for the discounted price of $5.00 to Thursday's game against the Eugene Emeralds.

Several branches of the military will have a presence at the game. The Army will have a Humvee in front of the gates at Yakima County Stadium. The Marines will be at Yakima County Stadium with a variety of games for kids. The National Guard and Air Force will also be at the game. There will be a color guard for the singing of The Star Spangled Banner before the first pitch.

During the game, the Bears will be auctioning off several camouflaged Bears jerseys with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit U.S. troops.

One lucky fan will be given the opportunity to throw a baseball into a target 60 feet six inches away and, if the fan is successful, that fan will be given $10,000 from the Washington Lottery.

Of course, just like every other Thirsty Thursday, domestic draft beers will be available for $2.00 and small sodas will be available for $1.00.

Tickets to the Thirsty Thursday game on September 1st or any of the games for the final homestand are available now at the Yakima Bears office in downtown Yakima on 17 North 3rd Street during regular business hours or at the ticket window at Yakima County Stadium during games. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the office at (509) 457-5151 or online at

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