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BayHawks Host 6th Annual Salute Our Troops

By Billy Hartman | February 21, 2017


Erie, Pennsylvania, February 21 – The Erie BayHawks and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) will honor service men and women during the team’s game on Sunday, March 5 versus the Delaware 87ers, during the team’s sixth annual “Salute Our Troops” game. The BayHawks will wear special uniforms to commemorate the day as one of several initiatives that LECOM and the BayHawks have planned to honor military personnel.  Activities for the day include:

Special Uniforms – The BayHawks will wear commemorative patriotic uniforms and uniforms will be auctioned during the game with proceeds benefiting Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors;







Free Admission – Current and retired military personnel receive free tickets to the game when they show their military ID or DD214 card at the Erie Insurance Arena box office;

Video Tribute & Recognition – Service men and women will be recognized pre-game during a video tribute honoring all five branches of the military;

National Anthem – Presentation of a large American Flag during the National Anthem;

POW / MIA Remembrance – POW/MIA flag placed over an empty seat courtside;

Marine Corps Oath of Enlistment – Several cadets will take their Oath of Enlistment into the United State Marine Corps at halftime;

Soldier Salute – Fans can honor or remember loved ones who served or are serving in the military during the “Soldier Salute” taking place during a break in the game.

Fans can purchase tickets for the game at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, 809 French Street, or by calling the BayHawks front office at 814-790-5600.