|Published:||Aug 31, 2013 12:06 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 31, 2013 12:06 AM EDT|
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Weeks after Charlotte County residents gathered near Charlotte Harbor to say goodbye to Sgt. Wilson, supporters gathered once again for the final game of The Stone Crabs' regular season to raise money for his family.
Friday at 6:30 p.m. the Charlotte County Stone Crabs took the field for their final game of the regular season and baseball players dedicated the game to Sgt. Wilson.
"The community support for Sgt. Wilson and his family has been phenomenal," said Capt. Michael Anderson with CCSO.
"During the game there will be a silent auction. There's lots of good stuff that was donated from the Tampa Bay Rays and other businesses throughout the community," said Capt. Anderson.
"I'll be throwing out the first pitch and I hope I make it over the plate," he said.
"The community has been so supportive we are going to have the first pitch in honor of Sgt. Wilson and his family, there will be pipes and drums, official color guard," said General Manager of The Stone Crabs, Jared Forma.
Forma says he hopes the baseball game brings in money for the Wilson family and helps to bring healing to a community mourning on of their own.
"When bad events happen sports become an outlet, a distraction," he said.
All of the proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Wilson family along with a portion of the ticket sales.
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