Local Man Finalist for MLB Tribute to Heroes | News
A Cheney man is one of 90 finalists for Major League Baseball and People Magazine's Tribute to Heroes Campaign. One finalist from each baseball club will be honored for their service during All-Star Week in July.
Phil Kiver is an Eastern Washington University graduate who served with the National Guard while in school. After graduation he served the army as a combat photographer, in Public Relations and in Psychological Operations. He has completed multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kiver currently works for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. He has written several books about his experiences serving in the Army and he volunteers with the VA Hospital with suicide awareness and prevention. Kiver is also an active member with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is one of three finalists for the Seattle Mariners and if he wins, Kiver will be honored for his service at during a pre-game ceremony prior to the MLB All-Stars game on July 16th. There will also be an overall Tribute for Heroes winner whose story will be featured in People Magazine.
Each baseball club's winner will be selected through an online vote. All it takes is a click of a button and Phil Kiver is one step closer to a trip of a lifetime in gratitude for his continued service to U.S. as well as to the greater Eastern Washington community.
Voting ends June 30th, click here to vote for Phil.