Fargo Moorhead, ND/MN (July 22, 2013) –Area military and their families will be honored with Chamber Military Appreciation Night at the RedHawks on Thursday, August 8. A joint effort of The Chamber, its Military Affairs committee and the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Military Appreciation Night will treat military families to a patriotic-themed baseball game at Newman Outdoor Field. The RedHawks take on the St. Paul Saints at 7:02 p.m.
Service families will receive first-class treatment at a pre-game picnic at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by The Chamber and its Military Affairs committee that will include inflatable games by Games Galore. The game itself will also include several surprises, including a flyover by Sentimental Journey, an authentic B17 from WWII, a first pitch by a local member of the military and personal messages from deployed parents on the RedHawks video board.
“From fighting our spring floods to serving abroad, hundreds of families living in the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo region have dedicated their lives to serving their neighbors,” said Chamber President/CEO Craig Whitney. “The Chamber’s Military Affairs committee is on a mission to foster a community of support for the men and women of our military and the missions they carry out on our behalf.”
With an annual economic impact to the region of over $70 million and the most reliable arsenal we have to fight annual floods, The Chamber recognizes the vital role of the military in our region. To recognize service members, The Chamber’s Military Affairs committee plans activities to raise awareness in the community for the work they do and provides opportunities for the community to thank them for their accomplishments. The committee also works to advance public policies that will benefit our region’s military units.
About The Chamber
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of 2,100 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 94,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.