Austin Riley is hosting a charity event to support veterans

The Braves superstar’s third baseman charity fundraiser will raise money for Team Red, White and Blue.

ATLANTA — Shortly after Austin Riley signed a 10-year, $212 million contract extension to stay in Atlanta, the Braves’ superstar third baseman is already making his impact in the community.

On Monday night, Riley hosted the first “Driving for Veterans” charity fundraiser at TopGolf Midtown, where Riley and his wife Anna will raise money to benefit Red, white and blue team. Riley was joined by teammates, local celebrities and military veterans in a golf competition for a night of fun and family.

“My wife, family and I are thrilled to be a part of Braves Country and want to make an impact not just on the field, but in our community,” Riley said. “The least I can do is give back to our veterans whose sacrifice and courage are second to none. The work the RWB team does for our veterans is outstanding and I am proud to help them carry out their mission.”

The mission of the RWB team is simple: to enrich the lives of veterans. The vision of the RWB team is to forge America’s leading health and wellness community for veterans, according to their website.

Riley said he always had tremendous respect for military veterans. Its partnership with Team RWB exists to guide veterans through their journey by providing opportunities focused on building a healthier lifestyle, as “a strong focus on mental and physical health is essential to ensure that veterans’ best days are ahead of them”.

Many other Braves stars are expected to be in attendance for Riley’s big night, including Dansby Swanson, AJ Minter, Ozzie Albies, Max Fried, Travis d’Arnaud, Mike Soroka, Tyler Matzek, Luke Jackson, Vaughn Grissom, Brian Snitker and Kevin Seitzer.

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