More than 1,500 people helped support Chicago police and firefighter charities at the Sixth Annual Blackhawk Alumni & Friends Charity Softball Classic on Sept. 8 at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus.
The event included Chicago Blackhawks current players, prospects, and alumni “facing-off” in a 16″ softball game with members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago Fire Departments (CFD), as well as the annual CFD vs. CPD City-Wide 16” Softball Championship.
Attendees met Blackhawks members and enjoyed food, non-alcoholic beverages, an inflatable play-area and games for children, raffles, and autographs from players. A special raffle was held for three lucky winners to take a picture with the Stanley Cup during Season Ticket Holder days in October. Blackhawks signed autographs and took pictures with fans, and a variety of antique fire and police equipment was displayed.
The event benefited the Chicago Firefighters’ EMWQ Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and related police and fire charities.