What: This One’s For You is FOX Sports Midwest’s annual Cardinals telecast to troops. It connects soldiers with Cardinals Nation. This year, FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast its Cardinals Live pregame and postgame shows live from Fort Leonard Wood. (Video: http://youtu.be/IupYGO2u_n0)
Where: From Fort Leonard Wood | On FOX Sports Midwest | At Busch Stadium |
On American Forces Network
Who: Fort Leonard Wood service members and their guests | Cardinals Nation
When: Friday, May 29.
The pregame show from Fort Leonard Wood starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.
The game starts at 7:15 p.m. in St. Louis.
Details: FOX Sports Midwest will broadcast live from Fort Leonard Wood before, during and after the Cardinals game on Friday, May 29 as part of the network’s annual This One’s For You telecast to troops. The Cardinals Live pregame and postgame shows will originate from Fort Leonard Wood, with the historic Nutter Field House as a backdrop and U.S. Army Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen in the audience. Pat Parris and Al Hrabosky will host the show.
“In previous years during our This One’s For You telecasts we thanked soldiers at forward operating bases around the world,” said Hrabosky. “This year we’re going to see thousands of men and women who take a job in the U.S. Army, leave their homes and report to Fort Leonard Wood for training. I can’t wait to thank them personally.”
FOX Sports Midwest will feature live interaction with service members at Fort Leonard Wood during the telecast of the Cardinals’ game against the Dodgers that night.
“I have served all over the world as an Army Bandsman for the past 13 years, and Cardinal baseball has always been the one thing that has kept me close to home all of these years,” said Sgt. 1st Class Tim Kresse from Decatur, Ill., who is assigned with the 399th Army Band at Fort Leonard Wood.
“This past September, I traveled to Busch Stadium with the 399th Army Band and took the field to play the national anthem before the game. I have had so many amazing performance experiences throughout my Army career, but that moment to me was possibly the best. When I found out that the FOX Sports Midwest pregame show was coming to Fort Leonard Wood, I was ecstatic. Cardinal baseball is a family tradition to me that my dad passed down to his boys; this is something I’m passing on to my two sons now that we’re back close to home.”
In addition to being televised on FOX Sports Midwest, the game will be shown on American Forces Network to troops throughout the world.
This is FOX Sports Midwest’s 11th year producing a This One’s For You telecast (the first came in 2005). It’s presented in coordination with FOX Sports Supports, a nationwide effort which supports our military. It is made possible through the assistance of the Cardinals, Fort Leonard Wood and American Forces Network.