Boston College announced that this weekend's baseball series against Virginia Tech is designated as the fourth annual event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Saturday's game against the Hokies will feature the Eagles in special edition uniforms with local veterans of the armed forces involved in the game's festivities.
Per the release, the Eagles will take on a team of local military veterans in a softball game on Shea Field on Thursday at 3:30 PM. Following the game, Sal Gonzalez, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who survived an IED attack will speak to both the Eagles baseball team and the veterans who participated in the game. Along with Sal's talk, the players will participate in a "Backpack Build," where they will fill bags of essential care and comfort items.
Boston College alumni will deliver the backpacks to the Walter Reed Medical Center during a visit at the end of the month.
For the weekend series, the Eagles will wear camouflage uniforms for Saturday's game. A Wounded Warrior Project table with information and paraphernalia will be set up at the entrance to the field, and local veterans will be honored before and during the contest.
Fans are welcome to all events this weekend and are encouraged to attend, including Thursday's softball game between the veterans and the Eagles.