FOX Sports Midwest This One’s For You telecast will connect Missouri National Guard troops in Afghanistan with home.
Troops will watch the game on American Forces Network (AFN). A live satellite link from Afghanistan will allow FOX Sports Midwest to interview Missouri National Guard soldiers from the 1138th Transportation Company during the game. Troops’ families will attend the game and will also be shown on TV.
When: Friday, Sept. 2. Game begins at 7 p.m. CT/4:30 a.m. Afghanistan time.
– At Busch Stadium in St. Louis
– On TV on FOX Sports Midwest
– In Afghanistan; troops will be shown live via satellite and will watch on AFN
They’re thousands of miles away from home, serving our country. Some are St. Louis-based soldiers, Cardinals fans who left season tickets behind. And for many, their families haven’t seen them in months. But on Friday, Sept. 2, Missouri National Guard troops deployed in Afghanistan will connect with their loved ones during the TV broadcast of the Cardinals game.
On Sept. 2, FOX Sports Midwest presents This One’s For You, the network’s annual Cardinals telecast recognizing the Armed Forces. U.S. troops throughout the world will watch FOX Sports Midwest’s broadcast of the Reds-Cardinals game via American Forces Network. At the same time, a live satellite link from Afghanistan will allow FOX Sports Midwest to interview troops from the Missouri National Guard 1138th Transportation Company during the game.
Fans throughout Cardinal Nation watching at home will get a chance to see and hear from these troops. And an entire section of family members (more than 250) will cheer on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Fans attending the game are encouraged to participate by bringing banners and signs. And fans watching on TV are invited to send messages to the soldiers. Fans can send tweet their greeting to @FSMidwest and should use the hash tag #TOFY. FOX Sports Midwest plans to show some of those greetings on TV.
The 170 soldiers of the 1138th Transportation Company are headquartered at historic Jefferson Barracks in south St. Louis County. In Afghanistan, soldiers of the 1138th use heavily-armored equipment, providing convoy security and supply distribution to coalition forces. They’ll watch the game live at 4:30 a.m. in Afghanistan (7 p.m. in St. Louis).
The Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team V will also be shown during the telecast via taped greetings to family and friends. The ADT is based out of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and its primary mission is to encourage and establish sustainable farming practices within the province of Nangarhar.
This One’s For You is produced by FOX Sports Midwest in coordination with the Cardinals, American Forces Network, DVIDS (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System) and the Missouri National Guard.