North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

April 8, 2013

VIDEO: First-pitch honor for young girl turns into bigger surprise

From staff reports
North Jefferson News

GARDENDALE — Braegan McRae thought she was being surprised by throwing out the first pitch for opening day at Gardendale's Upward Sports park.

Little did she know that her surprise was going to be even bigger — her father, Army Spec. Brandon McRae, just back from a second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Braegan had not seen her father for more than a year.

Here's a video of the event posted on YouTube.

We'll have more on this reunion in this week's print edition of The North Jefferson News.