Dayton Police, Dayton Fire to Take Part in Battle of the Badges

Charity Softball Game at Fifth Third Field to Raise Money for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton

July 25, 2014 3:00 PM

DAYTON, OH - The Dayton Police Department and the Dayton Fire Department have teamed up with the Dayton Dragons to host "Battle of the Badges," a charity softball game, on July 27, 2014 to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. The Dragons host the Cedar Rapids Kernels at 2 p.m. that afternoon and the softball game between Dayton's finest will follow.

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is the largest, most-established "no-kill" animal welfare agency in the Dayton region. As a 501(c)(3) organization, they receive no government funding and rely solely on donations to run their programs and services. Each year, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton saves the lives of thousands of animals and ensures that all animals are valued and loved within the Dayton community.

"As first responders we have an obligation and duty to assist the citizens of Dayton," said Officer Nathan Speelman, Captain of the Dayton Police softball squad. "As a team, we strive to further assist and support local charities in the Miami Valley. We feel this is a great opportunity to raise money to help support The Humane Society of Greater Dayton."

"On behalf of the Dayton Fire Department and Local 136, we would like to thank the Dayton Dragons organization and the Dayton Police Department for allowing us to participate in the Battle of the Badges Softball Game again this year," noted Scott Davis, Captain of the Firefighter team. "The proceeds from this year's charity game will go to help the animals at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Come out and support your local police officers and firefighters as they square off in a softball game for a great cause!"

Tickets can be purchased at http://daytondragons.com/badges using the special offer code, "Dragons". Each purchased ticket earns one person admission to the Dragons game at 2 p.m. vs. Cedar Rapids as well as the Battle of the Badges contest. Tickets must be purchased by the end of the day on Saturday. There are a limited number of tickets available.

"The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is honored to be working with the Dayton Police and Dayton Fire Departments for this year's Battle of the Badges," said Brian Weltge, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. "All of our organizations are in the business of saving lives. To be in the company of these heroic men and women who risk their lives each day for the community is a true privilege."

More Information:  The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling at (937) 228-2287, emailing at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com.

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