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Baseball event to benefit Project Healing Waters

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs host a baseball event July 11 at Regency Furniture Stadium to benefit Project Healing Waters Fly FishingThe United States Military All-Stars Baseball team plays an exhibition game against the Latin American All-Stars. There will be fireworks display after the game.

This will be a really fun way to get out and enjoy a great game and help support our wounded vets.

Read the entire release below:

REGENCY FURNITURE STADIUM HOSTING MILITARY ALL-STAR GAME

United States Military All-Stars Will Take On Latin American All-Stars

In Exhibition Game Benefitting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing On July 11

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are hosting a marquee baseball event this summer at Regency Furniture Stadium to benefit a terrific cause.  On July 11, the United States Military All-Stars Baseball team will play an exhibition game in the shadow of the nation’s capital in Waldorf, Maryland, to raise funds for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.

Project Healing Waters is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying educations and outings.  The great work Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has done and the effect it’s had has been featured multiple times on a national stage, including CNN and ESPN’s Outside The Lines news magazine program.

“Speaking for the Project Healing Waters organization, we are most grateful for the enthusiastic support that the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have extended to our project by hosting this July 11 benefit ballgame,” said President Ed Nicholson, a retired Navy Captain.

Tickets to the game are $8.00 apiece, with $4.00 from every ticket going directly to the cause of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  However, tickets are FREE for active duty military and their dependents with valid identification.  A spectacular fireworks show will follow the game.

The U.S. Military All-Stars and the “Red, White, and Blue Tour” are currently celebrating their 20th season by visiting over 40 states and eight countries, competing against nearly 100 professional and summer collegiate teams, including the Boston Red Sox earlier this spring.

The team is comprised of baseball players serving in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Navy, and will take on the Latin American All-Stars under the lights at Regency Furniture Stadium.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and the gates at the Charles County ballpark will open at 5:30 p.m. for this event.

A member of the U.S. Military team is right-handed pitcher PFC Andrew Chung, a native of Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Chung is currently serving in the United States Air Force and played NCAA Division I baseball in the Atlantic Coast Conference at the University of Maryland in College Park, a short drive or a long fly ball from Southern Maryland.

It’s fitting that there is a Marylander on the U.S. Military All-Stars team, considering Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, despite its nationally renowned reputation, has such strong local ties.

“When our organization incorporated as a nonprofit we did it in Maryland and chose our headquarters to be in La Plata.  We are now a national organization with over 70 programs in operation at VA hospitals and other military posts, but our roots remain here in this area – even more reason that we are so excited about the July 11 benefit game.  We hope to see a packed ballpark!” said Ed Nicholson.

Like Andrew Chung, all members of the U.S. Military All-Stars are currently serving in the armed forces. The players are given some reprieve of their duties in order to be a part of the “Red, White, and Blue Tour” this season.

The U.S. Military All-Stars also have one of the most popular and unique fashions in baseball today. The team dons camouflage uniforms and hats that carry the military spirit with them in every game they play.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, call the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at 301-638-9788, or visit SOMDBlueCrabs.com or USMilitaryAllStars.us.  For more information on Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, visit ProjectHealingWaters.org.

The mission of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland.  Single-game tickets and mini-plans are currently on sale for the 2009 season.  The Blue Crabs can also help your group fundraise at no risk or up-front cost, by helping you sell hundreds of tickets to exciting Atlantic League baseball.  Please call 301-638-9788 or visit www.SOMDBlueCrabs.com for more details and to save your seat at the ballpark today!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Ed Nicholson

President, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Captain, United States Navy, (Ret.)

ednichol@comcast.net

(301) 643-2148

Paul Braverman

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

pbraverman@somdbluecrabs.com

(301) 638-9788 x215

Paul Braverman

Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting

Regency Furniture Stadium

11765 St. Linus Drive

Waldorf, MD 20602

301-638-9788 x215

pbraverman@somdbluecrabs.com

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