Hits for Heroes emotional opening ceremony

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The 7th annual Hits for Heroes kicked off with an emotional opening day ceremony over the weekend.

Angela Dunning, the coordinator of the annual fundraiser, says it was one of the best opening days of the event. A Fort Rucker helicopter circled and landed in center field, and out stepped three war heroes carrying flags. The three flags represented were the U.S. flag, one representing wounded warriors, and a prisoners’ of war flag.

The two-week event is a fundraiser for several veteran organizations.

“Money goes to Jeep Sullivan Outdoor Adventure to help wounded warriors get outdoors and a golf program at Highland Oaks here in Dothan.” Dunning said.

In 2018, Hits for Heroes through corporate sponsorships and game gate receipts generated more than $50,000 dollars. The money is for Jeep Sullivan’s wounded warrior project and the USO which distributes care packages to soldiers overseas.

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