PAWSOX Celebrate Armed Services Night - Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island

 

PAWSOX Celebrate Armed Services Night

Members of the Providence VAMC Outreach team pose for a photo with PAWSOX mascot 'PAWS'

Providence VA Medical Center's Beth Grady (Women Veterans Program Manager); Rochelle Fortin (OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager); and Erin Butler (OEF/OIF/OND Case Manager) smile for a photo with PAWSOX mascot 'PAWS'. Each are holding a sign that says "She Served Too," reminding us of the contribution and sacrifices made by women Veterans.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Take me out to the ball game...take me out to the crowd...and what a crowd there was joining members of the Providence VA Medical Center, the Providence VA Regional Office, and the Warwick Vet Center--as well as other community partners--as they teamed up with the Pawtucket Red Sox for the 32nd annual Armed Services Night at McCoy Stadium.

This is the third year in a row that the Medical Center has teamed up with the PAWSOX as part of its outreach efforts to welcome home returning Veterans.  The annual event--which includes a special pre-game ceremony--recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, past and present, and is traditionally standing-room only.   

The PAWSOX beat Rochester 8-6, scoring the last eight runs in the ballgame. 

The Providence VAMC conducts regular outreach events throughout the year to help spread the word about care and services availabile to eligible Veterans.  Outreach events are "team events," in that PVAMC often partners with the Regional Office, Vet Centers, and other community agencies.  This outreach event was made possible by funding from both the Providence VAMC's OEF/OIF/OND Program and the Warwick Vet Center.

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