Braves tip their hats to Georgia's troops - New York News

Braves tip their hats to Georgia's troops

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

It was a big day at Turner Field for Georgia troops and their families on Sunday. Patriotism was on display during the 3rd annual Tribute to the Troops. The event is an opportunity for Georgia leaders, Braves players and fans to thank those who service in the military.

FOX Sports South partnered with the Atlanta Braves to host more than 150 military personnel from Ft. Benning and the Georgia National Guard. The hometown heroes got the red carpet treatment, literally.

The Tribute to the Troops helps benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Governor Nathan Deal was in attendance along with the First Lady Sandra Deal. The couple joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other dignitaries in welcoming the group to the ball park and express their gratitude.

Special recognition was given to Wounded Warrior Project's Dan Nevins during a pre-game reception. The retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant had his daughter, Private Karyssa Nevins, by his side. He was injured in 2004 while serving in Iraq when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated beneath his vehicle while on a combat mission. Nevins lost both his legs below the knees and suffered traumatic brain injury.

The Wounded Warrior Project was instrumental in helping Nevins overcome his physical and emotional challenges during his recovery.

Just before the game, troops took to the field to thunderous applause and a standing ovation from Braves players and fans.

Sunday's event included messages from soldiers stationed overseas for their family and friends back home.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:59:51 GMT
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
  • Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:19:20 GMT
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
  • Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:57:17 GMT
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices