Jimmy Nelson Recognized as 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Nominee
Tonight, the Great Lakes Chapter of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation recognized Jimmy Nelson, the Brewers 2016 nominee, during a pregame ceremony at Miller Park.
Sixteen Major League Baseball players have been named finalists and we are proud that Jimmy has been recognized for his efforts in support of our servicemen and women.
Jimmy has been a consistent supporter of military initiatives such as: USO Milwaukee, Milwaukee VA Medical Center and Fisher House Wisconsin. For the past three years, he has contributed thousands of dollars towards these efforts. Jimmy donates game tickets to active and non-active military personnel and also regularly visits Veterans’ hospitals in Milwaukee, his hometown in Texas, and on the road.
Jimmy was warming up for tonight’s game, but Brewers Manager Craig Counsell joined us on the field to help in the announcement along with Force Master Terry Prince and several Petty Officers, who were also on hand to celebrate Navy Week Milwaukee.
Navy Week Milwaukee, which runs July 4-10, is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity.
Tonight, we are also hosting a Navy Day at Miller Park which included Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans throwing the first pitch, U.S. Navy Color Guard presentations, and more.
Thank you, Jimmy, for your commitment and dedication in support of our servicemen and women.