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Mission 500’s annual softball game set for October 9 in Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Mission 500’s annual softball game set for October 9 in Ridgefield Park, N.J.

MIAMI—Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the United States, has announced that its annual security industry softball game fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

This year’s event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, N.J.

The first game will take place at 9:30 a.m. and will boast rosters comprised of local firefighters and friends of the Burn Camp. A Home Run Derby will officially kick off the Security Softball Game at 11:45 a.m., which will be held at 199 Challenger Road in Overpeck County Park.

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All individuals and companies are welcome to attend. Sponsorships are available between $250 and $5,000. Companies contributing more than $1,000 will have the option to designate one player to a team and companies contributing more than $2,500 will have the option to designate two, while walk on players/individuals are also welcome for a $250 donation. Participation in the Home Run Derby is a $25 donation. During the softball game, Mission 500 will also host a Care Pack Event for students living in the South Bronx.

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“Mission 500 has sustained operations during the pandemic, but the lack of many physical in-person events has made fundraising most difficult over the last 18 months,” said Ken Gould, Mission 500 Chairman and owner, KJG Consulting. “This year’s annual softball game is an opportunity for friends and families to get together to help children and families in crisis. Mission 500 is most appreciative to the individuals and companies that have continued to support this wonderful cause over the years, especially during these challenging times.”

The organizers of the softball event ask all participants to wear masks, be mindful of social distancing and individuals’ personal space. The COVID pandemic is not over, and good judgment is advised for the protection of all individuals partaking in this and all in -person events.

Security industry professionals can also support Mission 500 in a variety of other ways, including through AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to Mission 500. Simply register your Amazon account to the charity link by visiting!

For game sponsorship opportunities, the chance to play on a team and go to bat for children in need, please contact Kat Mullins at [email protected].


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