Police and Fire Departments Compete in 3rd Annual Badge of Honor Baseball Challenge

Police and Fire Departments Compete in 3rd Annual Badge of Honor Baseball Challenge

WHAT: Their work as first responders often brings them together, but the third annual Badge of Honor Baseball Challenge between teams from Cincinnati’s Police Department and Fire Department will be fueled by competitive spirit and friendly rivalry.  Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and will support the Honor Flight Program, which transports veterans to Washington D.C. for visits to the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. 

The Badge of Honor Baseball Challenge caps three days of baseball-related activities.  In partnership with the Cincinnati Steam, the Police Department has offered a three-day baseball camp for 75 area youngsters between the ages of 8 and 12 to help them hone both baseball skills and character development.  At the conclusion of their camp, the children will have lunch with police officers and coaches.  Each camp participant will receive a gift card from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

At 1:30 p.m. the Cincinnati Steam will take the field against Lima.  Following that game, celebrity teams managed by former Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis Jr. and restaurateur and sports benefactor Buddy LaRosa will play a softball game.  At the conclusion of the celebrity softball match, Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun and Executive Assistant Police Chief Paul Humphries will land on the field – with the assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s helicopter 9H10 --  to throw out the first pitch for the Police vs. Fire game. 

In addition to all the action on the field, both Police and Fire Departments will have some of their equipment on display. 

WHEN: Thursday June 19.  Youth camp and lunch 9:00 a.m. to noon; Cincinnati Steam baseball game begins at 1:30 p.m.; Celebrity Softball game begins at 5:45 p.m. and CPD vs. CFD Badge of Honor Baseball game begins approximately 6:45 p.m.. 

WHERE: Western Hills High School Fields, 2144 Ferguson Road

INFO: For more information, contact Tiffaney Hardy at 513 240-4387 or Captain Russ Neville at 513-368-1059.