The Muskegon Clippers will host their first-ever “Hero Appreciation Night” this Friday, June 14, when all veterans, active duty military members, police, firefighters, and first responders, as well as their families, will be admitted to the home game free of charge.
The game will begin at 7:05pm at the historic Marsh Field on Laketon Avenue in Muskegon. Gates open at 6pm.
The evening’s events will include pregame recognition ceremonies on the field, which will allow players from both teams to greet the attendees and thank them for their service.
The Clippers are members of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, a developmental league for college athletes from across country. These student athletes are looking to hone their skills and possibly get spotted by baseball scouts as they play throughout the season.
On Friday, the Clippers will play the Galion Graders from Galion, Ohio in game one of a three-game set scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each game will feature contests and games for fans between innings, children participating on the field during the players’ introduction, sing-alongs and dance-alongs for fans, fans being permitted to run the bases following the games, and more.
For those who do not qualify for the free evening, game tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $3 for students, $2 for children ages five to 12, and free for children five and under.