What We Do –
Is to facilitate a baseball experience for qualified veterans and Gold Star Families. We will arrange for door to door transportation, tickets, snacks, and recognition from the team and fellow fans. More surprises will vary from game to game, assuring a day of maximum enjoyment and memories.
Three Right Over the Heart of the Plate
Miami Marlins Partnership
Our flagship “chapter” is with the Miami Marlins in our south Florida territory. We are proud to announce we have been approved as a Miami Marlins Foundation Partner. We look forward to their support with mutual goals, events, and recognizing our veterans.
All Volunteer Staff
We are all volunteers, we have no paid staff. We are in need of your support to continue our mission, expand to other cities and towns, and continue to facilitate trips to every veteran and group who requests. If you could see the joy and excitement on the faces of our veteran guests, you would know how fulfilled we feel. With your help we will keep it going and expand to every MLB and MiLB area. Thank you.
There are over 300 major and minor league baseball teams and parks in America. That’s over 4,000 games every season. We hope to find interested partners at every MLB and MiLB venue. If you would like to explore starting a local chapter, email us.
A Home Run for Us
Simply put, our goal is to connect with like-minded people around the USA to join our mission in facilitating “Baseball Experiences” in every MLB and MiLB city and town.
Watching the Marlins versus the Braves from Ft. Bragg on the third of July, 2016, something clicked.
Why not show our gratitude to qualified veterans and Gold Star families by getting them out to a game? Most games have unsold seats, and, building upon that, a year later a board was formed and Vetbaseball was founded.
Advisory Committee - Founding Members
Rabbi Seth Phillips, Allentown, PA
Chaplain, US Navy Ret.
Dustin Alger M.S., CTRS, Boise, ID
Veteran and VA Staff
David Routenberg, Vice President
Manager, Facility Relations, Huntington Behavioral Health
Richard F. LaMacchia, PhD
Former Major, USAF; Current Civilian Psychologist, US Army
Founding Board Members
Roy Moncada, Secretary
Frank Tropepe** Treasurer
Jeremy Lurie, Vice President, Communications
Vladimir Diaz, Vice President, Marketing
Douglas H. Stein, Director of Legal Affairs
* Veteran-US Army Active Reserves 1969-1976
** Veteran-US Marines 2005-2013