Milwaukee Brewers host Wounded Warriors on road trip
The Brewers welcomed two veterans from the Wounded Warriors project on their upcoming road trip, according to an MLB.com report.
Chalk this one up as a classy move by an organization. General manager Doug Melvin also made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
"We've got a couple Wounded Warriors from Wisconsin here that gave up some of the most important years of their life to serve for their country," Melvin told MLB.com. "What I thought is to give them the opportunity to share an experience that can stay with them for what they did serving our country in the prime years of their life."
Brian Schultz and Shane Kruchten will join the Brewers on their three-game trip to Washington, D.C. In addition to attending all three games against the Nationals, they'll also visit the White House.
"It's nuts to think," Kruchten told MLB.com. "It's my favorite team, my home state, and now I get to go to the nation's capital with them? Uh, OK. No problem."
This isn't the first time an MLB team has honored Wounded Warriors. Last season, the Red Sox brought in a group of amputee veterans and Boston Marathon first responders for a softball game at Fenway Park. Major League Baseball also partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project in 2010 to sell merchandise in support of the organization.
- Evan Webeck