On Monday, July 8, the DuPage Hounds will be playing their 20th game of the summer. This game will be different than all the rest though. They’re not playing at a different venue or getting new players or wearing different uniforms. Four days after America celebrates Independence Day, the DuPage Hounds will take on the U.S. Military All-Star Team.
The U.S. Military All-Star Team is on their 2013 Red, White and Blue Tour and are headed to Lisle Ill. The All-Star team was originally founded in 1990 with the U.S. Navy Baseball Club. This was the first of many teams that were formed within the services. The team features players from active duty, reserves, Veterans and First Responders. The team occasionally take on professional and college players to fill out the roster and join them on their tour.
The team’s mission is “To Promote the Awareness of Americans in Support of the Honorable Sacrifices our Armed Forces make at the ‘Tip of the Spear’”. Baseball has been a part of the services since the Civil War when they would play in between battles. It has been a part of America since it has been called ‘America’s Pastime’.
The game will be played at Benedictine University at 7 p.m. The Hounds have a family friendly atmosphere where tickets are as low as six dollars for groups.
Come join the U.S. Military All-Stars take on the DuPage Hounds and play America’s Pastime, while honoring those who serve our country.
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