This Saturday, members of the Halifax Regional Police Association will compete against the Halifax Professional Firefighters Association in a friendly slow-pitch softball game on the Halifax Common. The game, which is in its second year, is designed to allow citizens to meet emergency services personnel in a fun, positive environment and to raise much needed funds for local charities.
Admission is free, however donations for Shelter Nova Scotia and The Aids Coalition of Nova Scotia will be accepted at the gate. Both organizations have clients who have experienced vulnerable situations and are often stigmatized. Having the support of emergency personnel can make these situations easier.
It will be a great day for the whole family with a barbeque and visits from Sparky and Blue, the HRM Fire and Police mascots, as well as police horse Cruise. The teams, captained by Lt. Jamie Graven and Cst. Brad Benjamin, will be coached by Fire Chief Doug Trussler and Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais.
Join us for a fun-filled day on the Halifax Common and see who will take home the title…and bragging rights! Stay up-to-date on game details by visiting the Charity Softball Game Facebook page.
Who: Members of the Halifax Regional Police Association and the Halifax Professional Firefighters Association What: Charity softball game When: Saturday, August 24, 2-4 pm Where: Canada Games Diamond, Halifax Common field #9
About the charities
Shelter Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that assists individuals in crisis and/or at risk by providing them with support, emergency shelter and programs. http://www.shelternovascotia.com/
Aids Coalition of Nova Scotia supports people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Nova Scotia. http://acns.ns.ca/