On June 2, 2019, members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Police Departments went to bat for childhood cancer awareness. Following the “Heroes” themed Bowie Baysox game, these two departments squared off in the battle of the ‘Guns & Hoses’ – their annual charity softball game.
This year, co-managers of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department recreational softball team Lt. Brad Schriefer and Lt. Phillip Hunt, elected to support The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. They also welcomed CCF families to take part in the activities. The event provided a wonderful afternoon for Logan Johnson and her family as well as Alisha, Jay and Olivia Bartels. Logan and Olivia (Liv) were honorary pitchers for the day and threw out pre-game pitches.
A portion of the proceeds from game ticket sales sold through the Guns n’ Hoses event site was designated for CCF. Further, the Bowie Baysox printed special Game Day jerseys for the Baysox, which they then auctioned off at the end of the game to build upon the day’s proceeds to CCF. Heroes day featured superhero costumed entertainment, numerous booths of different Anne Arundel County first responders, Special Olympics athletes, and the two CCF families.
CCF Board Member Steve Coomes supported CCF by attending with his wife, Carolyn, and two of his grandsons.
Funds raised from this event make a difference in our efforts to find better treatments and cures for pediatric cancer. CCF is grateful for the support of this incredibly generous group of heroes and extends our gratitude to all involved in making it such a successful day.
More images from the games are found on the website of the game’s photographer.
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