The end to the baseball season is fast approaching, but that doesn't mean the Arizona Diamondbacks is slowing down on supporting the troops. The team is gearing up to host its third-annual Seats for Soldiers car show on Sunday, the Arizona Republic reports.
Aside from giving Diamondbacks fans the chance to check out some of the most impressive cars from around the area, the show also provides military families with free tickets to future games. Among those contributing to the show is Joe Luber, who will be showing off his 1975 Chevrolet Caprice – a car he affectionately refers to as Big Red. For Luber, who served in the Air Force more than 45 years ago, the event has extra meaning.
"To honor these brave men and women with a car show and ballgame, there couldn't be a better way to have the vets enjoy a day in their honor," he told the newspaper.
Arizona is certainly a good state for an event benefiting veterans and their families. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 556,700 services members call The Grand Canyon State home.