In order to honor veterans and appreciate their service, a freshman student at Minarets High School has organized a Military Appreciation Baseball Game at 4 p.m. May 3 as the Mustangs take on the Fowler Redcats at home.
Aaron Hall said his goal was to hopefully start a new tradition at Minarets, where similar games are established even after he leaves.
“I want to keep adding on to it every year, so for my (Senior Legacy Experience) project it will be a lot larger and it will become a tradition here,” Hall said. “Our veterans are the ones who help keep the freedom we have today, so this is a way we can go back and support them, and help thank them for all that they’ve done, and all the service they provide us, each and every day.”
All veterans and the public are invited to attend the game, where a full tri-tip dinner will be served. Both the game and dinner are free to all veterans, and all proceeds from other guests will be donated to a charity that serves veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
After he finishes his career as a Mustang, Hall said his goal is to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point where his father, Lt. Col. David Hall graduated, and where his brother Grant Hall currently attends after graduating from Minarets last year.
David Hall is currently deployed to Kuwait with the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, but plans to watch the game overseas through online video.
Some sponsors for the game include The Meat Market in Fresno, McCormick Barstow LLP, Fiesta Insurance, Rubber Soul Bicycles, and the Pillsbury and Lynch families. Hall said he wishes to find more sponsors in the future.