This past weekend many Americans celebrated Memorial Day by spending time outside with friends and family, enjoying barbecues and of course, remembering and honoring those men and women who have died serving their country. Major League Baseball was no different. For the third consecutive year, MLB and New Era have teamed up to produce the Authentic Collection Stars & Stripes cap. This special Stars & Stripes cap becomes the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball on Memorial Day, Independence Day (4th of July) and Patriot Day (September 11th).
The Stars & Stripes cap features the American flag etched into the
team’s logo and for the first time, has an off-white crown with red
or blue brims (the Blue Jays hat incorporates a Maple Leaf design
instead of the “Stars & Stripes”). As in previous years, MLB Properties will donate all of the
proceeds it receives from the Stars & Stripes cap sales to Welcome Back Veterans. This apolitical program addresses the needs of returning American
Veterans and their families. As a result of the Welcome Back Veterans fund, over 30 non-profit agencies across the country, have received grants totaling more than $8.3 million to focus on meeting veterans’ greatest needs, including mental
health and job training/placement.
This year, don’t miss out on your opportunity to help support a worthy cause and your favorite team. Check out some pics of these great caps in action and get your 2010 AC Stars & Stripes cap today!