FAIRBORN — Some local first responders and law enforcement are stepping up to the plate for a good cause during the inaugural “Turning Up the Heat Softball Game” this weekend.
With a focus on showing support, providing awareness, and giving back hope to those with breast cancer and their families, members of Fairborn Professional Firefighters Local 1235 are raising money for the Pink Ribbon Girls organization through their new charity campaign.
One way they are “Turning Up the Heat on Breast Cancer” is by hosting a charity softball game where the Fairborn firefighters will take on the Fairborn and Wright State University Police departments on Sunday, Sept. 7.
“This is our first huge event,” said campaign co-chair Angela Flatter. “It will be a fun, family night. My goal is to sell-out that stadium, so we have a lot of tickets to sell this week.”
The game will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 at Nischwitz Stadium located next to the WSU Nutter Center. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6 p.m.
“I’m just thrilled Wright State would let us use their field. They don’t just lend their stadium to anyone,” Flatter said.
Tickets are $5 per person and children 10 and under are free. There is also limited VIP seating behind home plate for $25.
All proceeds will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls’ mission to provide personalized support to young women throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey through education, outreach, awareness, and one-on-one support to women and their families. They also offer free services for those in treatment to help with life needs such as housekeeping, babysitting, meals and transportation. For more information visit their website at pinkribbongirls.org.
Announcers for the event are Terry McCoskey from Living Well Spine Center and Rob Degenhart from Fairborn Self Storage. The Fairborn Professional Firefighters Local 1235 pink medic will also be at the stadium where members will be selling T-shirts, bracelets and bags to support their campaign.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online at http://www.local1235turninguptheheat.com/.
Amanda Crowe is editor of the Fairborn Daily Herald covering Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Enon and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Contact her by phone at 937-502-4532 or on Twitter @FairbornHerald.