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Jun 22, 2014 1:22 AM by Posted by Greg Smith

Heroes Classic Raises Over $10,000 For Charity

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are excited to announce that tonight's Heroes Classic raised $10,289 that will be split between three outstanding charities; The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Fire Protective Association, and the Wounded Warrior Project. With over $10,000 raised tonight, the three year total for the yearly charity event has now surpassed the $50,000 mark in funds raised for local charities.

The night was a great success all-around as the Police Team got revenge for their loss last year by defeating the Fire Team 9-7 in extra innings. Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson and former All-Star Darrell Evans highlighted a star studded night at the ballpark. Funds were raised through ticket sales, donations, and silent and live auctions of memorabilia and game worn jerseys from the game. A big thank you goes out to the title sponsors of the game, Verizon Wireless and Memorial Hospital, as well as the Major League Players Alumni Association which was instrumental in getting the former Major League players involved in the game.

Most importantly, the Sky Sox would like to thank the local Colorado Springs heroes who played in the game which included injured service members who have served our nation's military, and the Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments. All of them did a fantastic job representing all of the amazing heroes from the Pikes Peak region who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect this great city and country.

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