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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Throw Out Ceremonial "First Pitch" at the Heroes Challenge Charity Softball Game


Madison Mallards Baseball Team to Host Law Enforcement Appreciation Night THIS Sunday


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is honored to join law enforcement officers and fire fighters – and the Madison Mallards -- this Sunday afternoon at Warner Park for the Heroes Challenge Charity Softball Game, benefiting Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. Attorney General Van Hollen will take to the pitcher’s mound at the “Duck Pond” to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the charity game between law enforcement officers and fire fighters, ahead of the Mallards’ third annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.


The Heroes Challenge Charity Softball Game begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 23, 2013. To purchase tickets, visit Enter the keyword “law enforcement.” Two dollars from each ticket sold will benefit Safe Harbor.


“I thank the Madison Mallards for their ongoing support of law enforcement and first responders,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “This charity event also wouldn’t be possible without the participation of local police officers and fire fighters, who – on a daily basis – commit themselves to helping others. This is yet another way they’re devoting their time and energy to those who need it most. I encourage everyone to consider coming out to the “Duck Pond” for a great day of baseball and fun, and to support a very worthy cause.”


On June 18, 2013, at 5 pm, DeForest Police Officer Brian Johnson will appear on WKOW-TV (Channel 27) for an interview about Sunday’s charity game, and on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6 am, Officer Johnson will appear on WMTV NBC15’s Morning Show. Personalities from both stations also will participate in Sunday’s charity game as “celebrity coaches.” After the charity game, the Mallards host the Lakeshore Chinooks at 3:05 pm.