‘Softball 4 Hope’ makes its return this September

Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 6:36 PM EDT
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VESTAL (WBNG) - A friendly competition for a good cause, Softball 4 Hope, is coming back to Broome County Sunday, September 11. The 2022 competition at Binghamton University’s baseball stadium will be the event’s first return since the start of the pandemic.

Beginning 1 p.m., some local fire departments and police departments will aspire to be crowned champion during “The Bravest vs. The Finest.” The teams consists of local firefighters from Johnson City, Binghamton, and Endicott. They will be challenging local police from Port Dickinson, Vestal, Endicott, Johnson City, Binghamton, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police.

In addition to the game, Softball 4 Hope aims to raise money for locals in need, which is thanks to a partnership with the Constance Foundation and Cops 4 a Cause. To be specific, donations will assist locals fighting cancer with financial burdens also first responders with a cancer diagnosis.

“I think at the root of the game is the willingness of these two men that are standing behind me and their respective organizations to do their part to leave this community a little better than they found it,” said State Senator Fred Akshar. “Every dollar is going back into this community to help people who are going through a rough time or a hard time in their respectively lives.”