Contact: Renee Yax
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2019
“BATTLE OF THE BADGES” Softball Game
Charity Softball Game Held During National Police Week
Mt. Clemens, MI. – Softball bats are set to swing on Wednesday, May 15th as Macomb and Oakland County Sheriff’s Offices team up for some friendly east -vs- west competition at the second annual “Battle of the Badges.”
This family-friendly event is open to the public and will be held at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica during National Police Week. Face painting, Chik-Fil-A sandwiches along with visits from mascots and K-9s are among the featured activities. Funds raised through this charity event will help support Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) programs that offer FREE mentoring, sports programming and enrichment for youth. With less than a month until the first pitch, organizers are hoping to pack the park. General admission tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased online through this LINK . Children 12 and under are FREE.
Sponsorships, suite reservations, program ads and vendor tables are also available for purchase. Full details are listed in the flyer below which can also be copied and distributed. Any assistance in helping get the word out to the public about this event through social media, radio, print, tv or web-based resources would be greatly appreciated. Additional questions regarding “Battle of the Badges” can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) of Oakland County was founded in 2015 by Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard with a mission of creating a safe environment and structure where law enforcement and community partners help empower young people to reach their full potential through athletics, mentoring and other enrichment. PAL’s goal is to offer year-round programming for Oakland County area youth at no financial cost to them. The program has provided opportunities for over 1,000 youth to participate in basketball, cheer/dance/tumbling, soccer. baseball/softball, tee-ball. karate and mentoring. Sheriff PAL collaborates with various community groups, organizations and individuals to help build programs that offer youth mentoring, fitness, enrichment and educational trips throughout Southeast Michigan. This program is made possible through the generous financial support of various businesses and organizations and in part by a grant from United Way for Southeast Michigan. To learn more about Sheriff PAL and available coaching or volunteer opportunities, visit our WEBSITE and FB PAGE.
National Police Week - In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. For more info, visit their WEBSITE.
This report is a summary of activity and incidents reported to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office over the previous week. It is not inclusive of all incidents that have been reported. The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to withhold certain information if its release is not in the community’s best interest, or if we feel it will compromise an investigation.
43565 Elizabeth Rd., Mt. Clemens, MI, 48043