By: Ellie Romano


Twitter: ERomanoABC6

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) - Players from the Pawtucket Red Sox are giving back to local veterans the best way they know how: with a baseball game.

On Saturday, several PawSox players teamed up with veterans for a pick-up softball game in Woonsocket.

"There's nothing more American than baseball," said Mike Heroux with the veterans group Saint Joseph Veterans Association.

Veterans got to play side by side with PawSox players. It's part of the team's "50 Acts of Kindness" initiative.

"This is how we can give back to the veterans and show our appreciation for everything they've sacrificed and given up for every citizen in this country," said PawSox infielder Jantzen Witte.

All of the veterans were also invited to Saturday night's PawSox game at McCoy Stadium. There they will be invited onto the field and thanked in front of the crowd.

The Pawtucket Red Sox also donated $1,000 to Saint Joseph Veterans Association.

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