2017 Operation Care and Comfort: Salute to the Military Trading Card SetFeb 9, 2017: San Jose, CA- The San Jose Giants have announced and opened nominations for their fourth Military Trading Card Set, presented by Operation: Care and Comfort. The trading card set will again be made up entirely from fan nominations of current or former members of the military. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 3. All submissions must be accompanied by a photo of the nominee, in military uniform, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The sets will be given to the first 1,000 fans in attendance at the San Jose Giants Sixth Annual Salute to the Military Night on Saturday, April 15.
Each of the previous sets have included honorees from every branch of the military as well as a number of notable honorees: courageous war hero and former NFL safety Pat Tillman, Hall of Famer and former San Francisco Giant, the "Say Hey Kid" Willie Mays as well as the founder of the Lone Survivor Foundation Marcus Luttrell. Click here to submit your nomination for the 2017 Military Trading Card Set.
"Salute to the Military Night has become one of the most special evenings at our ballpark every year thanks to the Military Trading Card Set and our great partnership with Operation: Care and Comfort," said Juliana Paoli, San Jose Giants Senior VP of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer. "Each season the Military Trading Card set brings new and incredible stories to share and we look forward to honoring all of the men and women that serve our country once again at Salute to the Military Night."
"Operation: Care and Comfort is proud to bring the fourth edition of the Military Trading Card set alongside the San Jose Giants this season," said Julie DeMaria, Operation: Care and Comfort President and Co-Founder. "Each Salute to the Military Trading Card Set has been made up of a remarkable group of heroes. I look forward to learning the stories of current military and veterans alike, throughout the Bay Area, who are nominated and give them the opportunity to be recognized for their brave efforts."
The San Jose Giants Sixth Annual Salute to the Military Night on April 15 will be part of the team's 2017 opening homestand.
The San Jose Giants 2017 home schedule begins Thursday, April 13 at Municipal Stadium against the Stockton Ports. Ticket packages are on sale now. For more information, visit sjgiants.com or call 408.297.1435.