We wish more teams would do this: the Omaha Commanders, one of the finalists for the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) during a 2010 rebranding, will take the field on June 7.
The Storm Chasers are holding their third annual “What If? Night.” The Commanders are the third “Name Vote” finalist in 2010 that the Storm Chasers will have worn during a “What If? Night.” The nine finalists were Cattlemen, Commanders, Force, Hailstorn, Omahogs, Sodbusters, Storm Chasers, Windwalkers and the original name of Royals. In 2012, the Storm Chasers wore specialty jerseys and hats for the Omaha Omahogs and in 2013 they became the Omaha Force for one night.
These one-of-a-kind Commanders jerseys worn by the Chasers will be auctioned off during and after the game, with the proceeds benefiting the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. The Coalition seeks to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort.
Following with the military theme of the Omaha Commanders, the Storm Chasers will also welcome wrestling great Sgt. Slaughter for his first-ever appearance at Werner Park on June 7. He will be available for autographs during the game and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch delivered by double amputee professional skydiver and retired First Class Sergeant Dana Bowman by parachute. Bowman was a member of the Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, and is an ambassador for the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.
Omaha Commanders merchandise is already available in the Storm Front Team Store at Werner Park and will be available online at omahastormchasers.com/shop.
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