Salem Red Sox to honor journalists who were slain during live interview
The Salem Red Sox have announced they will honor television journalists Adam Ward and Allison Parker, who were tragically killed last year while conducting a live interview.
Last August, Ward and Parker were killed by a former co-worker while working on television for WDBJ in Virginia.
On July 30, the Salem Red Sox will host a Tribute to Adam and Allison night, wearing special WDBJ jerseys with Adam's and Allison's names on the back. The jerseys will also have a new color scheme featuring the colors of Adam’s and Allison’s favorite teams, and will be sold after the game in a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the Adam Ward Memorial Scholarship at Salem High School and the "For Alison" Foundation.
Fans can also purchase a replica jersey to make a donation to one of the two causes. WDBJ employees will be on hand for a picnic before the game and to throw out the first pitch.
The Salem Red Sox are the Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.