NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans baseball team’s “Camo Game” brought in over $1,500 for the Wounded Warrior Project in the team’s tilt against Southern Poly last Friday. Each Wolfpack camouflage jersey worn in the game received a minimum bid of $50. One uniform brought in a high bid of $225.
The event honored U.S. Military and the ‘Pack welcomed Retired Army Sgt. Charles Dalgo, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Dalgo, who now resides in Luling, La. with his wife and three children, received multiple injuries when his unit encountered an IED explosion in Iraq.
Sgt. Dalgo spoke to the Wolfpack baseball team before the game and left a deep impression on the squad.
“Having an Iraqi Veteran speak to our team was quite an honor and something unexpected in my eyes,” stated Loyola catcher Bradley Brunet. “The team and I were extremely thankful for his time and wisdom. I hope we can make the Military/WWP game a tradition and get another veteran to come out next year. It was a huge honor to be in his presence.”