All 160 Minor League Baseball teams will participate in the “Stars & Stripes” cap program during July 1-4 and wear the specialty caps as part of fundraising and awareness initiatives for Welcome Back Veterans.
Minor League Baseball will once again donate 100 percent of the proceeds from cap sales to Welcome Back Veterans, an organization dedicated to addressing the ongoing needs of military personnel and their families. Since the program’s inception, MiLB has contributed annually to the veterans’ organization. The caps from New Era Company feature a red, white, blue and silver version of the team logo and may be purchased in team stores and online by visiting team websites.
“We are honored to again team with Welcome Back Veterans and assist those who have served our country through the Stars & Stripes cap program this Fourth of July weekend,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “It is one small way we can show our appreciation for their contributions to our country and help honor America.”
Additionally, for the first time, Minor League Baseball umpires will wear red, white and blue stars and stripes-decorated hats to celebrate Independence Day during games from July 1-4.