Veterans throw first pitches at Clark College Baseball game

For Immediate Release
April 5, 2017

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Military Appreciation Day game on April 9 will honor vets from conflicts going back to WWII


VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Sunday, April 9, Clark College Baseball is hosting a Military Appreciation Day at its game against Linfield College.

Working with the college’s Veterans Resource Center, the Penguins have invited veterans of every major U.S. military conflict from World War II onward to throw out a ceremonial pitch. One of the veterans, who is in her 90s, served during WW II as a cryptographer in the WAVES (the women’s branch of the U.S. Navy Reserve).

The pre-game ceremony begins at 12:45 at Kindsfather Field on Clark’s main campus. The game will follow immediately afterward at 1:00 p.m.

This event is open to the public. Tickets, which can be purchased at the event, are $5 per person. Children aged 10 and under are free. Clark students, faculty, and staff are free with valid Clark ID. Members of the U.S. military are free with valid military ID. For more information about Clark College Athletics, please visit or call (360) 992-2691.

Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), prior to the event.

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington state’s second-largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.