Baseball season is in full swing, and for one charity that means it's time to support military families. Hitting for Heroes, an event launched by the Missouri-based Little Patriots Embraced and Wounded Warriors, recently welcomed children and families to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, where they got to have batting practice on the same field where the St. Louis Cardinals play every home game, NBC affiliate KSDK reports.

Along with providing military families with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the event served as a fundraiser for Little Patriots Embraced, which works to provide financial assistance to families who may be struggling. Above all else, however, organizers hope it reminds the civilian community about the sacrifices military families make on a daily basis. 

"We're here just to let everyone know across the nation how important these children are, and how important these families are to everyone. Carol Watanabe, founder of Little Patriots Embraced, told the news station. "I mean, we need to recognize them for their sacrifice."

Hitting for Heroes is just one of many evens held throughout the country to pay tribute to the military community. Operation Homefront is another such charity, and it has been one of the leading organizations to do so by providing everything from food assistance program to help with home repairs.