Walmart Honors Grasshoppers Pitcher Curt Petersen

Posted by Andy Durham on May 24, 2010 at 10:38 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

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GREENSBORO, NC:Curt Petersen, the 20-year-old Greensboro
Grasshoppers pitcher who thwarted a purse snatching and car jacking in a
Walmart parking lot in April, was honored Sunday, May 23 at the Grasshoppers
game vs. Lexington (KY) Legends.

To thank Petersen, Walmart purchased 1000 tickets to the 4:00 game for
Walmert customers, Associates and underprivileged youth throughout the
Piedmont region of North Carolina.

Walmart Market Manager Greg Bradley made a special presentation to Petersen.
He said, “On April 7, 2010 you showed tremendous courage and selflessness in
thwarting a crime in the act at our Battleground Avenue Walmart here in
Greensboro. Today, our hats are off to you. We celebrate you as a true
hero, a good example of what is right with American. Curt Petersen, you are
a Good Samaritan. Thank you from all of us at Walmart.” Walmart Associates
were on hand to distribute reusable shopping bags to all who attended the

About Curtis Petersen:

Petersen, a native of Aubrey, Texas, is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound
right-hander from Aubrey, Texas. He is in his second pro season and is the
fifth starter in Greensboro’s rotation.

About Greensboro Grasshoppers:

The Grasshoppers are the Single-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins and have
welcomed over 2.1 million fans to NewBridge Bank Park, drawing over 400,000
fans in each of its first five years at the new downtown ballpark. The team
is the proud recipient of both the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award
and the General Manager of the Year Award in 2005 through 2008. Donald
Moore, general manager, can be reached at 336-268-2881.

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and
members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,000 retail units
under 53 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2009 sales of
$401 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.1 million associates worldwide. A
leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity,
Walmart ranked first among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Admired
Companies survey.

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