2018 Nominee – Chris Hatcher
Team: Oakland Athletics
The Oakland A’s proudly nominate Chris Hatcher for the 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.
Inspired by the sacrifice of military personnel, Chris dedicates much of his time to supporting our servicemen, servicewomen, and military members.
Chris works with Combat Warriors Inc., an organization his friends in his home state of North Carolina support. Combat Warriors Inc. honors and provides emotional and financial relief for combat veterans. The organization offers veterans quality outdoor experiences that provide healing power. Combat Warriors Inc. is completely made up of volunteers who organize and promote hunting and fishing trips for groups of active duty soldiers.
Chris plans to donate autographed memorabilia throughout the season to silent auctions supporting military causes, including those on Memorial Day and Fourth of July. He also plans donate game tickets to service members and their families and host them at the Coliseum to interact with and thank them for their service. In the past, Chris has visited U.S. military troops in Southeast Asia.
Chris’ work ethic on the field has made him an integral part of the team, but his dedication to our service members past and present is what separates him from the rest.