It is with great pleasure to announce that our very own William Dillon will be performing the national anthem for the Tampa Bay Rays, a Florida major league baseball team, on July 18, 2012 at Tropicana Fields in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Dillon has stated that his music kept him strong and motivated while in prison and almost four years after his exoneration, he is using it to transform his life. His album, Black Robes and Lawyers, was released on Aug 16th, 2011 and features songs Dillon wrote while wrongfully imprisoned.
Not only has he used his music to benefit himself, but also to further the cause of the wrongfully convicted. He recently performed with an all exoneree band at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. The proceeds benefited the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, an organization similar to IPF.
It can be said Dillon has come full circle with this performance. Before his conviction he was a talented baseball player who had dreams of going pro. His father mentions in his video profile that he was being scouted by the Detroit Tigers and his brothers rave about his athletic abilities. Although he won’t be playing in the game, he will be able to honor the game he loved with his voice.
To support William Dillon click here to buy tickets to the July 18, 2012 game.