Politics

First Lady Scores World Series Tickets for a Good Cause

First Lady Michelle Obama and the Vice President's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be attending Game One of the World Series in New York City between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies.  They will be part Major League Baseball's dedication to America's veterans and their families.  Major League Baseball is dedicating the first four games of the World Series to community service.  Game One is focusing on the group "welcomebackveterans.org" which awards money to non-profit agenciesacross the country that target veterans' needs, including mental health and job training.    Earlier in the day, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will join Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees in visiting patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. 

During the pre-game ceremony, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will escort former Yankees player Yogi Berra and Tony Odierno, a West Point graduate who lost his arm during the war in Iraq.  Odierno will throw out the first pitch.  His father is General Raymond Odierno, the current Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. 

Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden are also featured in a public service announcement for "welcomebackveterans.org."

The World Series will be broadcast on your local FOX network.