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Charity softball game to raise money for The Blue Star Mothers of America

DAYTON — The Dayton Police Department and the Dayton Fire Department have teamed up with the Dayton Dragons to host the third annual “Battle of the Badges,” a charity softball game, on Sunday, July 19, 2015 to benefit The Blue Star Mothers of America. The Dragons host the Fort Wayne TinCaps at 2 p.m. that afternoon and the softball game between Dayton’s finest will follow.

Before the softball game commences, the Young Marines Color Guard will present our nation’s colors. The National Anthem will be performed by Air Force Veteran Bryan Daly. Nicole Zanowick, the sister of fallen hero Cpl. Paul Zanowick II, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Cpl. Zanowick, known as “Rocky” of Miamisburg, was killed in action in Afghanistan June 3, 2011.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Dragons Box Office at (937) 228-2287. Each purchased ticket earns one person admission to the Dragons game at 2 p.m. vs. Fort Wayne as well as the Battle of the Badges contest. There are a limited number of tickets available.

The Blue Star Mothers of America are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. They support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The organization focuses on its mission every single day to never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes. They have more than 6,000 members from more than 200 Chapters throughout the nation. For more information, visit http://www.bluestarmothers.org/about-us.

4 PAWS charity golf outing July 18

VANDALIA — 4 Paws for Ability, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that places service dogs for children and veterans around the globe, is pleased to announce that the company, Elements IV Interiors, has chosen 4 Paws to receive proceeds from its Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 18, at Cassel Hills Golf Course, 201 Clubhouse Way, in Vandalia. The other charity that will receive proceeds is Partners for Community Living.

Bullets hosting 2016 tryouts

DAYTON — The Bullets baseball program is looking to adding a Kid Pitch 9U and an 11U level team to its existing 8U team in 2016. Players can be from anywhere in the Greater Dayton-Springfield-Richmond (Ind.) area. The teams will train and play their games at the Action Sports Center, 1103 Gateway Drive, in Dayton. Teams will play more than 30 games. Cost is $400 to cover uniforms, practice sites, Midwest Ohio Baseball League games and tournaments.

The second open tryout will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 18 at the Center.

Tryouts for 11U will be on Field 4; 9U on Field 7; and 8U on Field 8.

Please contact Bruce Shiverdeaker (11U) at (937) 478-8523 or bulletbaseball11u@gmail.com; Pat Carlisle (9U) at (937) 369-4458 or bulletsbaseball9u@gmail.com; or Tom Slentz (8U) at (937) 673-4826 or bulletsbaseball8u@gmail.com for more details.

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