With the Los Angeles Dodgers set to play their first Monday home game of the 2019 season, the Justin Turner foundation announced a “Military Monday” program in which they will host a military member or veteran plus three family members for each Monday game at Dodger Stadium.
The foundation is accepting nominees via social media (with ‘#JTFMilitaryMonday’ included on the post) and will inform the winner prior to each Monday home game. The initiative is the latest show of appreciation from Turner and his Foundation for active duty military members and veterans.
Turner always takes it upon himself to greet and shake the hand of the Military Hero of the Game the Dodgers recognize for every home date, and also presents each with an autographed baseball.
This past January, he went from a ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall on what was declared Justin Turner Day, to Dodger Stadium to help the Dodgers host their first-ever military enlistment day.
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SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS ENDED. THE SELECTION WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY. Thank you to everyone who participated! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This season, we would like to introduce Military Monday where we will host a member of the military and 3 family members for every Monday home game. Please share below why your Active Duty service member or veteran would love to experience a @dodgers game. Follow us, Tag them (if applicable) and use the hashtag #JTFMilitaryMonday. **Make sure you follow us so our message doesn’t get filtered if your nominee is selected.** We’ll be selecting our recipient for tomorrow night’s game by 8 PM pst tonight! Thank you and thanks to all of our military men and women for their service. 🇺🇸⚾️
The on-field event saw 39 first-time enlistments and three re-enlistments. Turner greeted each service member and offered words of support in a heartfelt speech. “I’m honored to be a part of it,” Turner said at the time.
“I was pretty nervous. I’ve never served. I didn’t have the commitment or courage to do that, so for me to be a person speaking on their enlistment day, I don’t know if it was necessarily right but I just wanted to make sure I thanked them for the first step that they’re taking into defending our country.
“Tell them we love them, support them, to be safe and we’re always thinking about them. We owe everything to them for what we have. I wanted to wish them the best of luck on their journey.”
Also in effect this season is Turner making a $1,000 donation for every home run he hits. The Justin Turner Foundation invites fans to participate by selecting their desired action and dollar amount.
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Gearing up for another season of Dodger baseball and another year of giving back through the JTFoundation10. Join @redturn2 as he pledges #HitsForHeroes. Every time @redturn2 hits a homerun this season he’ll donate $1000. You can join us, just pick what action to pledge for and the dollar amount. For example, you can donate $10 every time he hits a double all season long. Visit the link in our bio for more information and Let’s Go Dodgers!
To learn more about the Justin Turner Foundation and join their cause, visit here.