As part of an initiative that is in its seventh year, teams across Minor League Baseball will wear limited edition Stars and Stripes caps over Independence Day Weekend.
Designed by New Era, the caps are part of an awareness and fundraising initiative for Welcome Back Veterans, an organization that addresses the ongoing needs of military personnel and their families, and will be worn by a total of 128 teams this year.
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. The cap design features a white star patterned background and a patriotic theme. They can be purchased in team stores of participating teams, and online on some teams’ websites.
“We are honored to show our appreciation for the members of our armed forces this Fourth of July Weekend through The Stars & Stripes cap program,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “It is one small way we can contribute to Welcome Back Veterans and honor America.”