After the Reds rolled out the “Red Carpet” for the warriors in Cincinnati, My Dad & Bill jumped in the car for a “quick” 5 hour drive and made a couple stops along the way. First, they stopped in Dayton, Ohio to actually get some sleep in a hotel, yes I said a hotel! Their 2nd pit stop was in Ypsilanti for lunch at Haab’s. Eventually my dad and Bill arrived in Detroit for Day 2 of this 11 Day Battlefields to Ballfields journey.
The Birmingham Michigan company, Belfor, and it’s CEO Sheldon Yellen, provided 4 tickets to tonight’s Tigers game to make Warrior Wishes come true for a few Vietnam and Desert Storm veterans.
Before the game Hockeytown Cafe once again provided pre game meals for the Warriors. Hockeytown cafe is the best place to go before an after any sporting event in Detroit. They have been helping us make Warrior Wishes come true since 2013!
Desert Storm veterans Earl McGlory, Steve Suber, and Army Vietnam Veteran Dennis Leppek were our honored guests for the evening. Dennis runs a program called Vet To Vet in Detroit. Earl and Steve are 2 of the many veterans Dennis mentors and it was an honor to host them at the Tigers game.
Belfor provided incredible seats 7 rows behind dugout. They were amazing! The Phillies and Tigers looked like they were playing in a home run derby early on as the Phillies blasted 2 solo shots & Miguel Cabrera hit one for the Tigers to cut their lead in half. The Tigers pushed across 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th to take a 4-3 lead. Both teams added another run but Tigers gave the warriors plenty to cheer about with their 5-4 victory to get to the .500 mark on the season.
We want to thank Hockeytown Cafe for their continued support & the PreGame Meal , Belfor Corporation for providing some of the best seats in the house, New Era for providing new Tigers Caps for the warriors and to Bill Heaton ,our friend and newest board member, for providing transportation to Cincinnati and Detroit to help us make Warrior Wishes come true!
TOGETHER WE MAKE WARRIOR WISHES COME TRUE!
And As always , the biggest Thank You goes to Dennis Leppek, Earl McGlory and Steve Suber for their service & sacrifices to our country!!!
My Dad is currently on overnight bus to Pittsburgh to Make warrior wishes come true at the Pirates game tomorrow. If you live in Pittsburgh, you may see him catching some ZZZ’z on the yellow bridge before the game… Stay tuned for details.