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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Heroes Classic Softball Game

$5 From Each Ticket Purchased to Celebrity Softball Game Will Benefit Pikes Peak Community Foundation & Victims of the Black Forest Fire

 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Colorado Springs Fire Department and Colorado Springs Police Department, including “team managers” Interim Fire Chief Tommy Smith and Police Chief Pete Carey, will go head-to-head in the first annual Heroes Classic Softball Game at Sky Sox Stadium on Saturday, June 22 at 7:05 p.m. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have announced that for each ticket purchased for the event on Saturday, June 22, five dollars will be donated to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to assist victims of the Black Forest Fire. The night will culminate with a tremendous fireworks display following the game.

Anyone who has lost their home in the recent fire or is still currently evacuated can come to the game for free by stopping by the Sky Sox box office any time leading up to the event.

All money raised during the event via the ticket donation and the auctioning of specialty game-worn jerseys and baseball memorabilia will go to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s “Emergency Relief Fund” which was established for victims of the Black Forest Fire. This fund is modeled after last year’s Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund which received an outpouring of community support.

In addition, Care & Share Food Bank will be on hand at the event accepting any nonperishable food item donations and Springs Rescue Mission will be accepting clothing, household items and clean-up items like work gloves, rakes, shovels and trash bags. Pikes Peak Community Foundation will also be on hand at the game accepting any monetary donations that individuals would like to make beyond their ticket purchase.

Tickets for the event come in two different options and can be purchased online at, in person at the Sky Sox box office or by calling (719) 591-SOXX.

  • A limited number of special VIP package tickets are available for $30 and include:
  • A general admission ticket to the game.
  • Access to a special VIP autograph session before the game with the former Major League players, including Rollie Fingers
  • Membership in the MLBPAA
  • Regular general admission tickets to the game will be $10.