10 year-old Samantha Crawford reacts after throwing a wild pitch to her father Navy Petty officer Michael Broughton during USAA military appreciation day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, as Broughton’s wife Elizabeth observes, Sunday, September 9, 2007. Representing military families, Samantha and Elizabeth were asked to throw out the first pitch of the Orioles versus Red Sox game not knowing they would be reunited with Michael who had just returned from a 6-month deployment. (PRNewsFoto/USAA, Emile Wamsteker)
What a great story. I had never heard of Strikeouts for Troops (TM), a program that is dedicated to helping our wounded troops and families by providing “comforts of home” while being treated at military hospitals nationwide. This Tuesday, Sep 11th, USAA will also donate $400 per strike out to Strikeouts for Troops in all 16 MLB games played.