The Hartford Yard Goats, Asnuntuck Community College, and Tunxis Community College are recognizing local families that have a member that has served, is currently serving, or intends to serve in the United States Armed Forces, through their Military Family of the Game program.

Those selected will stand on the field, alongside the National Anthem performer before a Yard Goats home game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.

The team will recognize those selected on the field and on the outfield video board during Yard Goats pre-game ceremonies at home games. The service person/veteran will be provided with four tickets, behind home plate to enjoy the game. Only 70 spots are available for the 2018 season so put your nomination in ASAP.

Visit www.yardgoatsbaseball.com, click on the Events & Programs tab, click Military Family of the Game and nominate a member of your family or community for this honor.

Featured in the photo: Asnuntuck Community College Security Guard Tim McIntosh (second from the left), a member of the United States Army Military Police from 1979-1982 and his family, were honored as an Asnuntuck and Tunxis Community Colleges’ Military Family of the Game, at a recent Hartford Yard Goats game. Families and community members from around the state are encouraged to nominate families for this recognition. McIntosh’s wife Joanne, is photographed with Tacoma, who is in training to become a service dog for disabled veterans. Joanne is a weekend trainer for this dog. Daughter-in-law (second from the right) Valerie McIntosh served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 2011-2016 and is presently USMC reserve. Valerie is holding her daughter 18-month old Elena McIntosh, born at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Valerie’s husband and Tim and Joanne’s son Ryan (far right), served in the USMC from 2011-2016 and is presently with the Connecticut Army National Guard.