DURHAM – The Durham Bulls today announced the launch of a recognition program in partnership with WGU North Carolina and the USO of North Carolina, to provide a unique, special experience for active military and their families.
Beginning Monday, the Bulls will host pre-registered military families at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and provide the opportunity to take batting practice, play catch in the outfield, enjoy yard games, or just breathe in the fresh air for a 45-minute session, underneath the stadium lights.
“We are extremely happy to be able to offer these military families a special experience at the ball park” said Nick Bavin, Director of Corporate Partnerships at the Durham Bulls. “We are always grateful for the sacrifice these individuals and their families make for us, so we’re excited to be able to play a part in putting a smile on their faces during these trying times”
“As a military spouse, I know firsthand that opportunities like these are greatly appreciated,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “We look forward to hosting these families for a memorable experience of a lifetime.”
In addition to the on-field experience, the event will also serve as a "Back to School" kickoff with WGU North Carolina providing school supplies to the children in attendance.
WGU North Carolina is a One Star Patriot Circle Partner of the USO of North Carolina and was recently named the number one military school in the nation in the category of online/vocational.