Hometown Heroes gives tribute to individuals from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base who safeguard and support our nation’s defense.
We celebrate their ongoing contributions to the Dayton Region’s economy and quality of life that make living and working here so enjoyable!
For more information on our Hometown Heroes Co-Sponsors, please visit the below websites:
- CBD Advisors
- Clark State Community College
- Dayton Children’s Hospital
- Northrop Grumman Corporation
- University of Dayton
- Wright State University
Features of the Program
- The Dragons host families of deployed soldiers and personnel at every home game (70 games); including prime seating, VIP parking, free food and drinks, special recognition during the game, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dragons facilities where they meet the team and receive Dragons gears.
- During 7 home games, the Dragons will include a “VIDEO GREETING CARD”, featuring a deployed soldier offering a greeting to their families and to the Dayton Region on the Dragons Jumbo-tron screen.
- Radio and TV promotions running throughout the season for all home games through Dragons media partners, Time Warner Cable/Channel 25 and ESPN Radio 1410/WING-AM. Hometown Heroes Milestone Night is a very special program.
Special Hometown Heroes Celebration Nights!
For two special evenings, the Dayton Dragons will host Dayton Region Hometown Heroes Celebration Nights. In addition to the season-long program activities, these special nights will feature:
- Pre-game festivities on the plaza
- WPAFB Honor Guard
- The National Anthem and “God Bless America” sung during inning breaks by special guests
- Dove Release
- Swearing in ceremony for the Delayed Enlistment Program
- “Video Greeting Card” from personnel serving overseas
The 2014 Hometown Heroes Celebration nights are June 14th and August 16th.