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Stars to Team Up with Homeland Security May 19


WASHINGTON, DC – The Huntsville Stars are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Boy Scouts of America through the Alabama Department of Homeland Security to educate and encourage their fans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. The Stars "Be Ready Day" will be held May 19 in conjunction with the "Salute to Armed Forces Day" events coordinated and sponsored by Team Redstone Civilian Welfare Fund Council at Joe Davis Stadium.

For the fourth consecutive season, Minor League Baseball is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote emergency preparedness among their fans. The Stars are part of the more than 50 teams participating this season.

“We appreciate continued support of Minor League Baseball and the Boy Scouts in helping us to spread the Ready message to American families,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. “Through the assistance of these organizations, millions of baseball fans will learn how to get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan and be informed about the different types of emergencies that can occur.”

During the game, the team will air the Ready public service announcements and as fans exit the gates at the conclusion of the game, local Boy Scout Troops will distribute the “Get Ready Now” brochure to fans. The brochure and other materials available at www.ready.gov provide a wealth of information to help fans and their communities prepare for and respond to potential emergencies.

“Our clubs are extremely proud to be able to work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Boy Scouts of America in helping educate Americans on how to better prepare their families in case of an emergency through the Ready campaign,” said Mike Moore, President and CEO of Minor League Baseball.

The Ready Campaign is a national public service advertising campaign produced by the Ad Council for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Ready is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to potential terrorist attacks and other emergencies. Individuals interested in receiving a "Get Ready Now" brochure may call 1-800-BE-READY or visit www.ready.gov for more information.

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