Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball partner with The Warrior Alliance to build community veteran facility
Through the Atlanta Braves Foundation and with the support of Major League Baseball’s Legacy Fund, Atlanta Braves are partnering with The Warrior Alliance (TWA) to establish a community veteran facility at The Battery Atlanta to help Atlantan veterans in need.
The home city of the Braves is also home to 250,000 veterans, many of whom are struggling with housing, financial, health, and employment problems due to the pandemic.
Named “The Warrior Alliance Home Base at The Battery Atlanta”, the facility will draw veterans who seek assistance, expand veteran and family engagement with partner services, and establish a hub for the Atlanta community to participate in more veteran programming.
It will also serve as a one-stop, central connection point for Braves Country veterans, their families, and TWA’s community partner organizations to meet and engage. Additionally, The Warrior Alliance Home Base will have an office space, conference room, an intake area, and a warrior bullpen.
Here are the main functions of the facility as stated in the press release:
- Provide a family-oriented veteran lounge and entertainment facility to relax, meet, network, and engage in veteran care services.
- Perform partner care coordination, referrals, and program activation.
- Conduct private meetings with veterans and their families for intake and assessment.
- Engage active-duty service members, veterans, and their families in military appreciation events, community partner programs, education/training seminars, and veteran volunteerism.
In another related news, the Braves will host families from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. The United States Marine Corps, Recruiting Station Atlanta, and 6th Marine Corps District will provide honor guard Marines for overwatch on the POW-MIA chair inside Trust Park. Proceeds from the Atlanta Braves Foundation 50/50 Raffle and Gameday Auction will go to The Warrior Alliance Home Base.
The Atlanta Braves Memorial Day 5K presented by Northside Hospital will also benefit The Warrior Alliance Home Base at the Battery Atlanta. Registration for the race is now open on May 31 via this link: Braves.com/runbraves.