Published June 05. 2014 4:02PM Updated June 05. 2014 4:11PM
Norwich - The Connecticut Tigers, in partnership with the Better Business Bureau, announced a Connecticut Military All-Stars promotion in conjunction with the annual Military Appreciation Night.
For the second consecutive year, the Better Business Bureau Military Line will be the presenting sponsor of Military Appreciation Night on Aug. 8 at the Connecticut Tigers game at the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers and Better Business Bureau have teamed up with The Day to help recognize nine individuals for their service on that night.
Fans are encouraged to visit The Day's contest website through June 13 to nominate a military all-star for recognition. A panel of community judges will select the nine nominees who best fit the spirit of the promotion. They will be honored on the field prior to the game.
Those selected will be part of a commemorative Connecticut Military All-Stars baseball card set given away to the first 1,000 fans through the gates that night courtesy of the Better Business Bureau Military Line.
All current and former military personnel will receive a ticket and a food voucher redeemable for a hot dog, bag of chips, and non-alcoholic beverage for just $7 when showing their military ID at the Dodd Stadium box office on Aug. 8. The Tigers will be wearing special “stars and stripes” uniform tops, which will be auctioned off during the game.
Proceeds from the auction will go toward a scholarship for a military family to help offset the cost of college tuition through the Better Business Bureau Military Line.
There is also a $2 discount on premium, reserved, and grandstand tickets with a military ID at the Dodd Stadium box office for all Connecticut Tigers games.
The Tigers ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be accessed at the Tigers' website, or by calling (860) 887-7962.