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MiLB teams to celebrate Independence Day with Stars & Stripes caps

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Albuquerque Isotopes 4th of July cap

It's turned into a great tradition: Minor League Baseball teams will be selling Stars & Stripes caps this Independence Day weekend to raise funds for a worthy cause: Welcome Back Veterans.

It's the fifth consecutive year for the promotion, where 113 teams will wear the specialty New Era caps as part of fundraising and awareness initiatives. Welcome Back Veterans is an organization dedicated to addressing the ongoing needs of military personnel and their families. Minor League Baseball, in conjunction with its licensing partner Major League Baseball Properties, will once again donate 100 percent of the proceeds from cap sales to Welcome Back Veterans as part of its contribution to the program. Since the program's inception in 2010, MiLB has contributed annually to the veterans' organization.

"As Minor League Baseball fans gather this Fourth of July weekend to celebrate America's birthday, we will also take time to honor and thank all the members of our armed forces for their service to our country," said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O'Conner. "The Stars & Stripes cap program is one way we are showing our commitment to our military and an organization whose mission is to provide treatment to our veterans and their families. It's a small token of appreciation for the sacrifices they make every day."

The caps will have the American flag etched into a star behind the team's white primary logo, with red or blue crowns and the alternative on the brims and buttons. They can be purchased in team stores of participating teams, and online on some teams' websites. Shown above: the cap to be sold by the Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) at Isotopes Park.

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