Major League Baseball: Helping Soldiers Returning Home

Patrick MurraySenior Analyst IJune 23, 2008

Major League Baseball has joined with the charity organization, The McCormick Foundation, to start a program meant to help soldiers returning from war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The program is called Welcome Back Veterans. MLB is asking America to donate to the cause. McCormick Foundation will match 50 percent of the proceeds up to $4 million.

MLB will also be selling special "Stars and Stripes" hats of all 30 MLB teams. A portion of the sales of these hats will go towards Welcome Back Veterans.

The picture above is an example of what the hats look like.

MLB teams will be wearing these hats on July 4 weekend and September 11.

All funds raised for the program will help veterans with psychological trauma treatment, family support, job training, and employment.

To find out more about the Welcome Back Veterans program go here.

To purchase a "Stars and Stripes" hat, go to the shop at mlb.com.

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