Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and first baseman Freddie Freeman unveiled the Braves new military appreciation jersey earlier today. The jersey will be worn on special home dates when the Braves will honor our nation's service men and women.
The red jersey with navy and white piping features the Braves script in navy with white stars and includes an American flag patch on the left sleeve. After each game the jerseys are worn, they will be auctioned off online with the proceeds going to several military-supportive charities including the USO, the Wounded Warrior Project, United Military Care, Inc., the Shepard Center's SHARE Program and BraveHeart: Welcome Back Veterans Southeast Initiative.
"We have always supported and recognized our armed forces through various events and community outreach," said Braves President John Schuerholz. "By creating this new military appreciation jersey, we can bring more attention to them while also supporting very deserving organizations who will benefit from the auctions and sales of the jerseys."
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of authentic military appreciation jerseys sold at Turner Field and the Braves Clubhouse Store at CNN Center will go to the Wounded Warriors Project.
The Braves will wear these special jerseys during the following games:
- April 26 vs. Cincinnati Reds - Military Family Night
- June 13 Los Angeles Angels - United States Army Anniversary
- July 26 San Diego Padres - United States Marines Celebration
- August 30 Miami Marlins - United States Navy Celebration
- September 19 New York Mets - United States Air Force Anniversary