On Saturday, October 27, the Beckley Police Department will take on the Beckley Fire Department in the first ever, charity softball doubleheader. The two departments have been battling back and forth all summer raising money for their charities.
The Beckley Fire Department is playing for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Beckley Police Department are playing for the United Way. Both departments believe this is a great way to give back to the community and local charities.
Lieutenant Rick Fisher with Beckley Fire Department explained why Muscular Dystrophy is an important cause.
“You know we have so many families that are locally to our region in Southern West Virginia that help those kids go to camp and pay for that and they get to be kids for a week,” Fisher said.
Sargent Frank Priddy with the Beckley Police Department explained why they chose the United Way as their charity.
“Their so often gracious to help us out. And a lot of the times we can just give them a call and they are right there to help these families in need,” Priddy said.
The game will be held at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. The game will start at 2 p.m. and gates will open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.