What is a press release: If you look at most of our competitor’s their “news” looks and feels like the real thing but is actually just a collection of reprinted press releases sent from the marketing department of maritime companies. Here at gCaptain my inbox is filled with dozens of these every day but most I just delete. Why? Well, most of them aren’t real news, just an announcement that someone you don’t know got a promotion to Vice President of a company you never heard of.
But if a company sends us a press release that is somewhat interesting we post it to the press release section of our site: http://gcaptain.com/category/press-releases
If the press release is very interesting (it [I]sometimes[/I] happens) we’ll have a reporter call the company and write a story about it (our competitors mostly just copy and paste it alongside the trashy ones). The problem is this rarely happens, most are just useless information sent out because because it’s a free form of advertising for the company. You can’t blame a company for trying, right?
But sometimes we get one that, isn’t news, doesn’t make a shred of sense and is sent from an organization that doesn’t need to advertise. So, for your viewing pleasure, is one such release that has me scratching my head that was sent to us today by the USMMA. If anyone can figure out what makes this news then, well you earn my respect.
For Immediate Release
On Wednesday night, September 12, USMMA Midshipmen will take center stage at the Mets game at Citi Field. Midshipman Natalie Jones, Class or 2013, from Altoona, Wis., will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the pregame. Over 400 Midshipmen, all dress in white will be in Sections 139, 141 and 142 along with USMMA leadership, alumni and parents to hear Natalie sing, cheer their team and the Color Guard. The Academy’s Color Guard, comprised of eight plebe-candidates, will present the colors in the outfield. This is the first time that an USMMA midshipman will sing our national anthem at a major league baseball game.
WHAT: USMMA Midshipmen take center stage at Citi Field as the Mets play against the Washington Nationals. The USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation are sponsoring over 430 Midshipman joined by USMMA leadership and 150 parents, alumni and friends to hear Midshipman Natalie Jones sing the National Anthem, view the USMMA Color Guard while they cheer their local team on.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 7:10 p.m.
WHERE: Citi Field, New York
WHO: New York Mets host the Washington Nationals: USMMA Midshipman Natalie Jones, Class of 2013, will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner – the first Midshipmen to ever sing the National Anthem at a Major League baseball game. Academy’s Color Guard, comprised of eight plebe-candidates, will present the colors in the outfield. The USMMA Color Guard includes plebe candidates Connor Keefe 2016 (Huntington, N.Y.), Nicolas Hernandez-Sepper 2016 (Frisco, Tex.), Christopher Zwick 2016 (Henderson, Nev.), Austin Neuman 2016 (Cinnaminson, N.J.), Thomas O’Brien 2016 (Advance, N.C.) and Anthony Blair 2016 (Little Silver, N.J.). The USMMA Color Guard is led by midshipmen officers: Frank Osborne 2013 (Burke,Vir.) and assistants Cassandra Walter 2014 (Rocky Ford, Colo.) and Kyle Genther 2014 (Ocala, Fla.).