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Military Appreciation Day

The Field of Dreams Movie Site, along with World Data Systems and the Special Forces Charitable Trust are excited to announce plans for Military Appreciation Day to be held Saturday, June 1, 2019! We invite all to join us at our special ball diamond in the corn to celebrate all active and retired members of the United States Armed Forces and honor them for all they have sacrificed to protect this country in which we are so fortunate to call our home.

 

Special Events

Fans can enjoy watching the next generation play America’s past time on the Field of Dreams in the afternoon! World Data Systems, a credit processing company based out of the Chicago area, believes that children are the key to the future, and that strong communities help provide the foundation for them to fulfill their potential. The company sponsors a youth baseball team, each year. Thunder, now a 15U youth baseball team from the metropolitan Chicagoland area, will play an all-star team from the Midwest, known as the Bolingbrook Storm. Parents and other guests can enjoy watching the next generation play America’s past time on the Field where dreams come true.

Fans won’t want to miss the softball game under the lights against the Military Team made up of current and retired Green Berets, and the Civilian team, made up of proud, local American citizens for three innings of fun!

This patriotic day will end with a showing of the movie in left field, along with a short feature film on the US Military Special Forces!


Master of Ceremonies:

 

Rob Daniels, a creative and energetic on-air personality, will be flying in from his home in Toronto, Canada, as guest emcee for the day. Rob has a unique connection to baseball, having played college ball for the Graceland Yellowjackets in Lemoni, Iowa. He also currently works for the Toronto Blue Jays organization.  

 


Musical Performances By:

Joseph Wooten

3 time Grammy nominated songwriter, keyboardist/vocalist for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame “The Steve Miller Band,” Joseph Wooten

When he is not traveling city to city, Joseph can often be found speaking to college, high school and middle school students around the country about character development, self esteem, self respect, the music business, and personal growth using his own life experiences as examples. Joseph will be performing a 90-minute set of his top favorites and offer a tribute to be enjoyed by all.

David Minnihan

Local artist from Dubuque, IA, David Minnihan

David started performing in the Dubuque area in 2014 and has found the perfect outlet to express himself and connect with others through the universal language of music. He plays anything from Folk, Soft Rock, Blue Grass, Jazz and Country music. James Taylor and Stephen Bishop have inspired and influenced David and his musical style. David will be accompanied by Roy Schroedl from Platteville, WI who also shares his passion and love of music along with David.

P.J. Black-Klein

Nashville, TN singer/songwriter, P.J. Black-Klein

Raised in a military family, P.J. knows first-hand the sacrifices that are made not only by our troops, but their families, and her experiences and gratitude for our Nation’s heroes have inspired her to write songs about military life, which she will perform that evening. P.J. will also be singing the National Anthem after the presentation of the colors before the start of the softball game at 7:00pm.

 


Other Activities

  • Green Beret Special Forces team on-site
  • Special Forces military vehicle and equipment display
  • Presentation of our nation’s colors by American Legion Post Number 137 out of Dyersville, Iowa
  • Local food vendors on-site
  • Inflatable bounce house
  • Bean bag toss tournament
  • 50% OFF HOME TOURS

THINGS TO NOTE


  • Gates open at 11:00am
  • Lawn chairs are allowed for the event and be sure to bring your sunscreen
  • No outside food or beverages will be allowed on premises
  • Only service animals are allowed on-site for this event
  • Tickets are not subject to any refund for any reason, including in the event of cancellation due to weather
  • Smoking is not permitted per State of Iowa law

Please call our office at 563-875-8404 or 563-875-7253, or email us at info@fodmoviesite.com with any questions regarding the event. 

 

HALF of all ticket proceeds will go to the Special Forces Charitable Trust which supports families of those injured or killed in action. Active and retired military members will be admitted, free of charge, to the event upon providing their Military ID, DD214 Form, or American Legion ID.  Tickets are just $8, and under five years of age get in free. A discounted price of $5 per ticket is available with a purchase of ten or more. Tickets are not subject to refund for any reason, including in the event of cancellation due to weather.

Come out and join us as we come together to celebrate baseball, young people, communities, and the military. And what better venue to hold such an event than our beautiful ball field symbolizing redemption, second chances, the human spirit and pursuing one’s dreams!

To learn more about the Special Forces Charitable Trust and donate today, please visit their website at https://www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org/


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