June 26, 2018

VIERA, FL (June, 26 2018) The USSSA Pride will hold Military Appreciation Night Tuesday, July 3rd, as the team takes on the Beijing Eagles at USSSA Space Coast Stadium. Military Appreciation Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces.

The military has a large presence in the Brevard County community with Patrick Air Force Base located only a short drive from the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Satellite Beach.

Keilani Ricketts, USSSA Pride pitcher, has a special connection to themilitary, as her husband Private Sean Tumanuvao, is active duty in the United States Army. Keilani is proud of her husband’s service and is excited to be a part of the USSSA Pride’s first Military Appreciation Night.

Ricketts said, “My husband was inspired to join the Army after his brother was killed in combat in Iraq. The courage and commitment it takes to serve our great country and what it stands for is remarkable and deserves to be recognized. Thank you to all those who serve and to USSSA for acknowledging this with Military Appreciation Night!”

Military Appreciation Night will be observed throughout the game. Sergeant Altrameise Myers from the 920th Rescue Wing will sing the National Anthem before the USSSA Pride take on the Beijing Eagles and the Honor Guard will be on hand for the National Anthem. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Brig Gen Wayne Monteith.

For more information about the July 3rd Military Appreciation Night, please visit www.usssapride.com or visit the Facebook event page.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Cleveland Comets, Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

About USSSA Florida Pride:

The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad