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Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Game
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Who will take home the trophy, Fremont Police or Fremont Fire?

Hey Batter Batter!  Come support Fremont’s Public Safety Departments in the Annual Battle of the Badges ????????‍?? softball game this Saturday. 

 

It’s that time of year when members of the Fremont Police and Fremont Fire Department face off at the annual Battle of the Badges in support of Special Olympics Northern California.  This year’s family-friendly event will take place at Ohlone Community College May 19, 2018, from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

In addition to the exciting softball game, the event will feature a pre-game featuring staff from several City Departments, entertainment between innings, a raffle, food prepared by Alameda County Sheriff’s BBQ team (donation of $10), root beer floats and an exclusive event geo-filter for momentous photo opportunities.  The gates will open at 12:00 p.m. and the opening ceremony followed by the 1st pitch for the main event will take place at 1:45 p.m.  

 

Event Date, Time and Location:

• Saturday, May 19, 2018

• 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Ohlone Community College Baseball Field - 43600 Mission Blvd.

 

Event Schedule:

12:00 Gates open

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Avengineers (City staff) vs. 1st Responders (Fire & Police)

1:00 p.m. Pregame fun including a home run derby

1:45 p.m. Ceremonial speeches from Special Olympics athletes & Fremont Police and Fire Chiefs

2:00 p.m. National Anthem and 1st pitch

2:05 p.m. Game time - Fremont Fire vs. Fremont Police softball game

 

50/50 Raffle & Raffle Prizes:

San Jose Sharks signed hockey puck 

Campo di Bocce party pack for 10 people

Oakland Athletics Game Tickets 

Gilroy Gardens Theme Park Tickets

 

Food:

Alameda County Sheriff’s BBQ Team:

Hot Dog or Hamburger meal and drinks ($10 donation) 

Fremont Fire Rehab Team:

Root Beer Floats ($3 donation)

 

Only cash will be accepted for food, entrance fee, and raffle tickets.

 

Charity Information and Event History:

All proceeds from the event will be donated directly to Special Olympics Northern California to support the more than 300 athletes in the Tri-City area. Special Olympics programs help promote dignity, acceptance, and give people with intellectual disabilities a chance to fulfill their human potential. This special fundraiser was originally founded by the Leadership Fremont Class of 2007, an annual program of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.  Learn more about Special Olympics of Northern California or make a donation online in support of your favorite team at https://www.sonc.org/battleofbadges.

 

Tickets:

• $5.00 General admission- approximately 100 bleachers on a first come-first serve basis, or you may bring your own fold-able chair for your comfort.

• $15.00 VIP ticket (55 seats) with these tickets in addition to the luxury seating you will be given a limited edition Fremont Police Department water bottle caddy.

• All children requiring a seat (bleacher or VIP) will have to pay for admission.  

• All children not requiring a seat are free. 

 

Tickets can be purchased at the event gate or in advance at the following locations:

 

• Fremont Police Department (2000 Stevenson Blvd.), Mon - Fri, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

• Fremont Fire Admin. (3300 Capitol Ave, Bldg. A), Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

We’d like to thank Fremont Fire for their continued partnership in support of Special Olympics as well as the City staff volunteering and participating in this year’s event. We hope to see you Saturday!