On June 6 — the 71st
anniversary of D-Day — Gloucester County residents will honor the courage of
area veterans while enjoying America’s pastime.
three-game softball tournament, hosted by the Rowan College at Gloucester
County (RCGC) Student Veterans Organization, the VETSports Wounded National
Team will face off against the Pitman BLAZE and the RCGC Legends of Roadrunner
VETSports, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Kensington, Maryland,
fearless heroes who served their country support each other while engaging in
friendly competition in their communities, overcoming the challenges of
reintegrating into society. Members have played softball in Danville, Illinois;
Grand Rapids, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Gulfport, Florida; Tampa,
Florida; and the Washington, D.C., area, competing against police, firefighter
and community college teams.
event will kick off with a 10-a.m. parade of veterans through downtown Pitman,
hometown of former RCGC student Robert Somers. Now stationed in Clearwater
Coast Guard Air Station, the 1996 Pitman High School graduate is a member of
VETSports, helping wounded veterans achieve better physical, mental and
emotional health through sports, physical activity and community involvement.
tournament begins at 2 p.m. on the RCGC baseball field. Admission is $5.
VETSports donates a portion of the proceeds to local charities.
more about VETSports, visit VETSports.org. To sponsor this event, contact
Roxanne Somers at 856-981-9341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College at Gloucester County’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in
Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.