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Suffolk County Executive Romaine Announces Return of "Heroes of the Game"

Program to Honor Local Veterans of Long island Ducks Home Games. Nominations are Now Being Accepted

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine, in partnership with Legislator Nick Caracappa, the Long Island Ducks, Flagstar Bank and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, announced the return of the Heroes of the Game program for the 2024 season to honor local veterans and active-duty personnel. 

More than 100 local veterans and active military personnel will be honored during the season. Up to two “Heroes of the Game” will be selected during all home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. Each will be honored with an in-game tribute for their selfless and courageous service. In addition, each hero will receive 10 complimentary tickets to the game for their friends and family.

“The ‘Heroes of the Game’ program gives baseball fans the chance to honor and recognize the selfless men and women who put their lives on the line for our country,” said Romaine. “With Suffolk County being home to the largest veteran population in New York State, it is critical that we continue to do all that we can to ensure our nation’s heroes receive the financial, medical, psychological and physical help they deserve.”

“Suffolk County’s partnership with the Long Island Ducks in honoring our local veterans is the absolute best salute to service in the game. With over 100,000 veterans calling Suffolk County home, what better way to celebrate ‘America’s greatest Heroes’ than paying tribute to them during ‘Americas greatest pastime!’ It’s important we recognize these brave men and women of our military for their services, sacrifices and commitment to our great Nation,” said Legislator Nick Caracappa. “As a community, we come together as one to show our Love of Country and our Love of the Game. Thank you to all those who have served and are currently serving. God Bless our Veterans, our Troops, and God Bless the United States of America.”

“The Ducks are pleased to be able to continue this terrific program,” said Long Island Ducks President/Chief Business Officer Michael Pfaff. “The feedback we received from fans, veterans, sponsors and the community has been tremendously positive, and we’re looking forward to another great season saluting those we owe so much to.”

“Flagstar Bank is proud to sponsor the ‘Heroes of the Game,’ who are selected at each Long Island Ducks game,” said Rosa Murciano, Flagstar Long Island branch banking division executive. “As active members of the Long Island community, we are honored to have the opportunity to recognize veterans among family and the communities these men and women have worked tirelessly to serve and defend.”

Since 2015, Suffolk County Government and the Long Island Ducks have proudly honored hundreds of local veterans and military personnel. Suffolk County is home to nearly 100,000 veterans, the largest amount in New York State.

Veterans and active-duty personnel can register to be recognized as one of the “Heroes of the Game” at, by contacting or by click here.


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