While the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Charlotte Fire Department aren’t busy fighting crime and fires they take time to fight another important battle–kid’s cancer–during the annual Chief’s Cup charity baseball game. Last year, the game–which features the CMPD Blue Hornets Baseball Club battling the CFD Blaze Baseball Club at the BB&T Ballpark–raised $10,000 for the Carolinas Kids Cancer Research Coalition at Levine Children’s Hospital.
While the weather prevented the 2015 Chief’s Cup game from taking place as planned, a little rain didn’t damper the giving spirits of these dedicated servicemen and servicewomen. Members of the CMPD Blue Hornets and the CFD Blaze baseball teams took time out of their busy schedules to visit families and patients at the hospital and raised an impressive $6,400 that will benefit Phase I and Phase II clinical research trials at Levine Children’s Hospital. We are grateful to our friends at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Charlotte Fire Department for their service and heartfelt dedication to local children fighting cancer.
The Charlotte Knights will be hosting Chief’s Cup again in 2016 at BB&T Ballpark. A CMPD helicopter will be landing on the field to deliver the game ball (weather permitting) during the opening ceremony. Tickets are only $5.00 and Kids 5 and under are free! Tickets can be purchased from any CMPD or CFD players, at the gate on the day of the game, or online at www.charlottebluehornets.com and click on the PayPal link near the bottom of the page. Stay tuned for more information!