Military Appreciation Night
On Saturday evening, April 16th, the Team Jesse Foundation partnered with the Washington Stealth and honored our nation's military with an appreciation night at the final regular season Stealth home game.
The 5-20 Infantry, Jesse and Kevin's old unit, participated extensively in the event. Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Soika and Battalion Command Sergeant Major Dallas were in attendance along with 50 soldiers from the unit.
The 5-20 Infantry color guard kicked things off with a stellar performance prior to the national anthem. At halftime two soldiers from the unit, Staff Sergeant Russell and Staff Sergeant Fain, raised their hand and re-enlisted in front of the entire crowd at center turf. The entire Team Jesse Foundation Leadership Team, who were all in town for the event, witnessed the ceremony from the field as Lieutenant Colonel Soika read the oath of enlistment and then addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support of our nation's military.
Sonya and Amaya Williams were in attendance and a special part of the evening was marked by Amaya receiving a Stealth Jersey autographed by Paul Rabil, who recently was MVP of the World Games in Manchester, England as a member of the gold medal USA team.
Thanks to all who came out to support our mission, the Stealth and our nation's heroes.