3rd Annual Family Fall Classic Charity Softball Game


On Sunday, September 20, 2015 family, friends and community members from around The Bronx came out the 3rd Annual Family Fall Classic Charity Softball Game at the Castle Hill Little League Baseball Field. It was an afternoon of fun and friendly competition as The Heavy Hitters and Def Jam Records All-Stars played against the New York Police Department who took home the win with a check in the amount of $2,500 that will be distributed to several Explorers program at various Precincts in The Bronx.

“It is an honor and pleasure to include the NYPD because I want people to know that all Police Officers are not the same. They keep us safe and we need to have a good relationship with them. Many of my family and friends are out in the fields daily and they too have families. This softball game gives us the opportunity to come together as one and I look forward to future events,” said Ephram Lopez (DJ Enuff) of Hot 97

The Law Enforcement Exploring is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women, ages 14-20, about Law Enforcement. Exploring reaches out to New York City’s young adults in every community to help build up relations between the community and New York City Police Department.  Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self-discipline, and respect for authority while they actively participate in community service projects and other Exploring events.

“We are very grateful that we were invited to participate in the annual softball event allowing us the opportunity to foster a relationship with the members of The Heavy Hitters and Def Jam Records especially when they play a great role in influencing the youth. This is an area the NYPD is always striving to improve upon. We are hoping that these new relationships will result in even more collaboration that will benefit our entire Bronx community,” said Lieutenant Lorraine Perez of Patrol Borough Bronx Community Affairs.

Photo credit: Bharati Kemraj & Ravi Singh


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