The Carroll Merchants will be continuing their string of home games against the U.S. Military All-Star team. With the game following the Fourth of July Holiday so closely the Carroll Chamber of Commerce wanted to make it a special event to honor the veterans. Shannon Landauer, Executive Director of the Chamber, mentioned some of the plans for the game.
The Military All-Star Team was founded in 1990 when President George H.W. Bush visited the National Aviation Museum and discussed the positive impact baseball had on morale during World War Two. The All-Star team directly provides support to the Wounded Warriors, State Department, Department of Defense and recruiting. The July 8 game will be preceded by a choreographed pre-game ceremony at Merchant Park that will start at 6:30 p.m. Landauer is pleased with the way the season has progressed and is appreciative of all the support the team has received.
The Merchants baseball team will be at the Carroll Farmer’s Market Wednesday July 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. selling raffle tickets for the Military All-Star game. Tickets are four for $10 or ten tickets for $20 to win a Budweiser Armed Forces cooler and folding chair. Tickets will also be for sale at the Chamber office or any Merchants home game until July 8.