GARY, IN (July 23, 2010) – The Northwest Indiana Military Support Network, in partnership with the American Red Cross and the Gary SouthShore RailCats, will host “Homeruns for Heroes” on August 21, 2010 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The day will highlight dozens of organizations with a common purpose of supporting and assisting our veterans, service members and military families. The Military Support Network, American Red Cross and Gary SouthShore RailCats are working with local businesses and community members to sponsor special tickets and services for this day.


Open to Public: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (CST)

Ticketed Participants Only: 4:30 pm (CST)

The NWI Military Support Network is a collaboration of organizations centered in Lake County, including surrounding communities, with a mission to build community awareness and understanding of the issues affecting veterans, service members and military families in our local communities.  Since 9-11-01, Indiana has supplied military personnel, many from our National Guard and Reserve forces, in the efforts of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The National Guard and Reserves serve on a part-time basis in the military. However, when called to duty, these brave men and women, deploy in efforts around the world for up to 18 months at a time. Their families remain in our communities and need support.

The current situations, in Iraq and Afghanistan, also bring to light the sacrifice of those who have served in past military conflicts; this event is aimed to honor those that have served and are currently serving in the armed forces.


Patty Kostro

One Stadium Plaza

Gary, IN 46402


(P) 219.882.2255

(F) 219.882.2259

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