For the second year in a row, the Fredonia High School baseball program will be sponsoring the 'Wounded Warrior Classic' - a double-header at Russell E. Diethrick Park in Jamestown that will raise money to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
This year's event features four local baseball programs. The opener will see two of the top teams in Class C face off as the Frewsburg Bears take on the defending sectional champion Portville Panthers. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The nightcap will feature the Jamestown Red Raiders and the defending Class B state champion Fredonia Hillbillies. Anticipated time of first pitch is 7:30 p.m. Each team will be wearing camouflage jerseys with their school name and the WWP logo for the event.
Fans in attendance will be asked to make a $2 donation at the gate. Additional donations will also be accepted. Two 50/50 raffles will be held - one during each game. All donations collected will be given directly to the Wounded Warrior Project - a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to, "Honor and empower wounded warriors" of the United States Armed Forces with a vision to "foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history."
Pictured is former Fredonia pitcher Jude Gardner competing in last year’s ‘Wounded Warrior Classic’ at Russell E.?Diethrick Park. The Second annual event will take place Friday.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
Those not able to make it out to the games can make a direct donation online at support.woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling (877) 958-2233.