On July 20, Budweiser celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission with at the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Florida Marlins game at Dodgers Stadium.
Col. Terry Virts, former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, threw out the first pitch and presented a $29,000 check alongside Dodgers star Justin Turner to Rocky Sickmann on behalf of the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Back in the Budweiser suite, Virts held an exciting meet and greet with fans including television star Drew Carey.
This year, Budweiser debuted its new Discovery Reserve American Red Lager, a limited-edition beer inspired by the determination of the American spirit and based on an archival Budweiser recipe from the time of the Apollo Moon missions. The brand donates $1 to the Folds of Honor Foundation for every case sold of Budweiser Discovery Reserve.
“I’m a 30 year Air Force veteran and I’ve always been a fan of Budweiser for what they do for troops,” says Virts. “I joined just as Desert Storm and Desert Shield was happening. So when Budweiser asked me to be a part of this event, it was easy decision . I was more than honored. Plus I’m a baseball guy.”