NY, Phila. Police Departments To Face Off At ARM & HAMMER Park

By Trenton Thunder | July 14, 2017 9:54 AM ET

The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are proud to welcome the Philadelphia and New York Police Departments to ARM & HAMMER Park on Friday, August 18 at 7pm to play a seven-inning baseball game between the Philadelphia Blue Sox and NYPD Finest. 

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Tickets to the game between the Blue Sox and NYPD Finest are available for $10 and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund. The Philadelphia Order of Police Survivors Fund is a non-profit organization that fundraises to provide financial assistance and support to the families of Philadelphia Police officers who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. The Survivors Fund was established not only to remember the sacrifice of each officer but also to acknowledge the sacrifice made by each of the surviving families. 

Fans can purchase tickets to the game by clicking here or through the Philadelphia Franternal Order of Police by contacting Billy Killian at philabluesox@gmail.com or by phone at 267-688-7212.

Following the game, all fans will enjoy a special fireworks show at ARM & HAMMER Park.

2017 marks the third year that the Blue Sox and NYPD Finest have met at ARM & HAMMER Park. The annual game has raised more than $20,000 for the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund.

The Philadelphia Police Blue Sox baseball team is made up of law enforcement officers from Philadephia and surrounding areas. The Blue Sox have played and hosted a series of charity events throughout the year and are currently a member of the Police and Fire Baseball Congress Northeast Division where they compete in a national tournament every fall. To learn more about the Philadelphia Police Blue Sox, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ppdbsox.   

New York Finest Baseball was established in 1994 and their roster is filled by members of law enforcement from New York City. The club plays over 70 games a year and travels throughout the country representing and promoting all that is good through the spirit of baseball. NY Finest has won numerous tournaments and awards in their 22 years, recently they earned the Gold Medal at the 2014 United States Police & Fire Championships. For more information on NY Finest, visi twww.nyfinestbaseball.com.

The Philadelphia and New York Police Departments have been playing baseball against each other since 1924 when the teams met at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

The Thunder return to ARM & HAMMER Park on Thursday July 20th for a series with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Thursday's game features post-game firewroks presented by the New Jersey Lottery as part of Irish Heritage Night. For tickets and the latest information on Thunder baseball visit www.TrentonThunder.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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