On April 20, 1 p.m., Elkins HS, 7007 Knights Rd., Missouri City, Elkins Baseball Team will be hosting a Veterans’ Appreciation Day to honor all veterans and active duty service members. All Veterans and active military in uniform, or displaying military ID and their accompanying family members will be admitted free of charge. For other attendees the cost will be $10.
Elkins baseball team will be playing Seven Lakes. The ceremony will be held prior to the game.
All varsity players will be selecting a veteran to honor before the game. At this time, a few players haven’t been able to find a veteran, so if any of you have served or know of a friend or family member who has, and would like to be a part of our ceremony, contact Coach Tyler, Head Coach at 281-534-2600..
The hope is for this event to not only be a small show of appreciation for those who have sacrificed, but a hands-on experience for their players to understand a little bit more tangibly what that sacrifice really means.
The team will be donating all proceeds to the Lone Star Veterans’ Association, a Houston-based non-profit that helps veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.