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Long Island Ducks ‘Heroes of the Game’ to honor local veterans

The Long Island Ducks “Heroes of the Game” program is returning to Fairfield Properties Ballpark for the 2024 season, and nominations are now being accepted, the team and Suffolk County officials announced this week.

More than 100 local veterans and active military personnel will be honored during the season. Up to two “Heroes of the Game” will be selected during all home games to be honored with an in-game tribute for their selfless and courageous service. In addition, each hero will receive 10 complimentary tickets to the game for their friends and family.

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“The Ducks are pleased to be able to continue this terrific program,” Long Island Ducks President/Chief Business Officer Michael Pfaff said in a written statement. “The feedback we received from fans, veterans, sponsors and the community has been tremendously positive, and we’re looking forward to another great season saluting those we owe so much to.”

The “Heroes of the Game’ program is sponsored by Flagstar Bank.

“Flagstar Bank is proud to sponsor the ‘Heroes of the Game,’ who are selected at each Long Island Ducks game,” Rosa Murciano, Flagstar Long Island branch banking division executive, said in the statement. “As active members of the Long Island community, we are honored to have the opportunity to recognize veterans among family and the communities these men and women have worked tirelessly to serve and defend.”

Hundreds of local veterans and military personnel have been honored since the program began in 2015. Veterans and active-duty personnel can register to be recognized as one of the “Heroes of the Game” by clicking here or by contacting [email protected]

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