Lee Flames Baseball To Host Military Appreciation Day

Friday, April 11, 2014 - by Britain Miethe, Lee University
The ceremonial first pitch by World War II veterans Claude Wallace and George Allen, along with Korean prisoner of war survivor Bill Norwood, during the 2013 Military Appreciation Day
The ceremonial first pitch by World War II veterans Claude Wallace and George Allen, along with Korean prisoner of war survivor Bill Norwood, during the 2013 Military Appreciation Day

Lee Flames Baseball will host the second annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 26, from 1-5 p.m. at Lee University’s Olympic Field on Parker Street. 

The day will center around the Flames’ game against Christian Brothers University, a fellow Gulf South Conference and NCAA Division II team. 

“We are excited to once again host our Military Appreciation Day event this year,” said Mark Brew, Lee head baseball coach and director of the day’s events. “It is an awesome opportunity to honor and recognize the service men and women of our community throughout the day. We have also partnered with the local Disabled American Veterans chapter, led by Commander Bill Gray, to assist financially in providing services for disabled veterans in our community.”

Funds for the DAV will be raised from donations from local businesses and a silent auction, which includes such items as autographed MLB memorabilia, Chattanooga Lookouts VIP Package, Lee athletic gear, and paid registration to various Lee summer athletics camps. Donations will also be accepted during the game. 

Funds will also be raised through T-shirt sales, which can be purchased for $10 from Coach Brew, Jenkins Deli, the downtown branch of the Bank of Cleveland, or the Cleveland Daily Banner. 

Other highlights of the day include activities for kids such as inflatables and face painting. In addition, there will be military equipment on-site for viewing provided by the Local 252nd Military Police Unit of the National Guard. 

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend this family friendly event.

For more information on Military Appreciation Day, please contact Coach Brew at 614-8638 or mbrew@leeuniversity.edu.


Coach Brew presenting Mayor Rowland with a $10,000 check for the Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Coach Brew presenting Mayor Rowland with a $10,000 check for the Veteran’s Memorial Park.

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