FOX Sports salutes the military with spring training in North Carolina
FEB 04, 2014 5:01p ET
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - FOX Sports will be bringing Spring Training to the troops the first week in February, as current MLB baseball players, MLB Legends, FOX broadcasters, and the FOX Sports Girls pay a visit to Fort Bragg U.S. Army Base in North Carolina.
Trip attendees will train with the soldiers - including morning physical training, a 34 foot tower jump as well as various training activities. While in North Carolina, the MLB participants will conduct a youth baseball clinic, visit schools on base, and join solders on the "field" for a competitive game of wiffle ball.
"FOX Sports was looking for a unique way to show support of the military," said FOX Sports San Diego Girl Brie. "Just like baseball, the military is an important part of American culture, and this was a great opportunity for us to bring the two together."
Footage from the events will be used in a thirty-minute show to air on the FOX family of regional sports networks, as well as in Spring Training and regular season baseball games on FOX Sports Networks.
"Soldiers stationed overseas make a tremendous sacrifice for our country - being away from family, friends, and their favorite baseball team," said Brie. "As a token of appreciation, we decided to bring their favorite pastime to them."
Attendees include Chris Archer (Rays), Mike Dunn (Marlins), Gabe Kapler (Former player), Royce Clayton (Former player), Chris Hammond (Former player), Rex Hudler (Royals Broadcaster, Former player), Davey Nelson (Brewers Broadcaster, Former player), Jose Tolentino (Former player) and the FOX Sports Girls, including a representative from each of the FOX Sports Regions.