Fox Sports Midwest release
What: This One’s For You is FOX Sports Midwest’s annual Cardinals telecast to local troops deployed overseas. It connects the soldiers with Cardinals Nation and their families watching from Busch Stadium and at home.
Who: 220th Engineer Company of the Missouri National Guard
Families of the 220th
Where: On FOX Sports Midwest | At Busch Stadium | At Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan
When: Tuesday, Aug. 19 during the telecast of the Cardinals home game vs. Cincinnati. Pregame coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. CT. The game starts at 7 p.m. in St. Louis and 4:30 a.m. in Kandahar.
Details: The telecast of the Cardinals home game vs. Cincinnati on Tuesday, Aug. 19 will be shown to troops overseas via American Forces Network (AFN). FOX Sports Midwest will interact, via satellite, with members of the 220th Engineer Company of the Missouri National Guard watching in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
The Festus-based 220th is deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom. More than 150 soldiers have deployed with the unit to southwest Asia, conducting deconstruction operations in Afghanistan. Another company deployed from western Missouri, the 276th Engineer Company of Pierce City is expected to join them to watch the game.
More than 1,000 family members and friends of the 220th will attend the game at Busch Stadium, and some of those individuals will be shown and interviewed on FOX Sports Midwest. Most will wear white t-shirts and bring signs to support their loved ones.
Cardinals fans are encouraged to participate by Tweeting greetings with the hashtag #ThisOnesForYou, some of which will be shown on TV.
This is FOX Sports Midwest’s 10th year producing a This One’s For You telecast (the first came in 2005). It’s produced in coordination with FOX Sports Supports, a nationwide effort which supports our military. It is made possible through the assistance of the Cardinals, the Missouri National Guard, American Forces Network and the Army DVIDS unit.