Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Bucks are seeking nominations for their fifth annual Military Heroes Baseball card set. The card set will represent each branch of the military and honor those who are currently serving our country, veterans who have served in the past but are no longer active, and those who bravely fought for our country, but have since passed away.
The card set will be given away to the first 500 fans that enter Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium for our Independence Day celebration game. Those military heroes selected to appear in the card set and their families will be honored on the field prior to the game and will receive complimentary tickets to that game.
Nominations for the Military Heroes Card Set will begin immediately on Monday, November 12th. The first 20 submissions will make it into the 2019 card set, so we urge people to turn in their nominations right away. Nominations will be taken until April 4th, OR until 20 submissions are received.
To give all past and current military the opportunity to be honored in the Military Heroes Card Set, we ask that those veterans included in the previous sets from 2015-2018 not be nominated.
Nomination forms can be accessed by visiting the Waterloo offices during normal business hours, or a PDF version may be downloaded by clicking here. Nominations can be submitted online by clicking here, or mailed directly to the Bucks offices. Nominations must include a photo of the Military Hero along with your completed nomination form.
For more information on the Military Heroes Baseball card set, or to access a nomination form, please contact Ben Knaack at (319) 232-0500 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
All Bucks home games are played at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium which will host the 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game. The ballpark welcomed a new state of the art video board in 2016 thanks to a matching grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association. Team ownership has invested more than $250,000 in improvements since the end of the 2014 season including painted bleachers, public Wi-Fi, sound system, group outing areas, kids zone inflatables, and concessions equipment. Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks by utilizing their website at www.waterloobucks.com or utilizing the Northwoods League Mobile App.
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The Waterloo Bucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.waterloobucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bucks as your favorite team.