On July 14, the Jamestown Jammers are going “Red, Bike and Blue” for its first ever, patriotic salute to area veterans. Hosted by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, all tickets to the game are $2.
The fun begins at 5:45 p.m. when the public is invited to Russell E. Diethrick Park to welcome local members of the Axemen Professional Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club (Chapter 4) and Brothers by Choice Veterans Motorcycle Club as they arrive.
The motorcycles will be on display throughout the evening inside the stadium.
At 6:30 p.m., Frank Stefanelli will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Stefanelli, a retired Jamestown Fire Department chief is also a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy.
Next, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 honor guard will take the field as Jacklynn Wick performs the National Anthem.
Wick, a Jamestown High School graduate, is a junior at Fredonia State studying music education and theatre arts. She has received several scholarships from the Community Foundation to continue her education.
Throughout the evening, all branches of the United States Armed Forces will be recognized by a musical “Salute to Service”.
According to Randy Sweeney, Community Foundation executive director, this event is a way to say thank you to those who have served our country.
“Without our veterans, and current members of our armed forces, we would not be able to enjoy any of the freedoms we have today,” Sweeney said. “We are grateful for their service and are thrilled to be a part of honoring them at this game.”
The Jamestown Jammers will play the Onondoga Flames. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
For more information about the “Red, Bike and Blue” event, contact the Community Foundation at 661-3390.