Police Chief Michael L. Lyle and Fire Chief Chris Leary would like to invite residents to attend the second annual Police and Fire Softball Game this summer.
The event coincides with National Night Out, a campaign that promotes partnerships between police and their communities to foster relationships and improve safety in neighborhoods. It occurs the first Tuesday in August.
On Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 5 p.m., the Police Department will face off against the Fire Department in a friendly competition at Morelli Field, by Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. There are no winners, just bragging rights for a year.
Admission is free to the public. John Gately from Gately Funeral Home will serve as the announcer, as he did last year.
“Last year’s event was fun for police, fire and the community,” Chief Lyle said. “Everybody enjoyed themselves and many residents had the chance to meet and talk to their public safety officials. We welcome all to attend this year as well.”
Several raffle items will be up for grabs, including Patriots tickets, gift baskets from the police and fire departments and gift certificates from local businesses.
Afterward, there will be a free party at Melrose Fish and Game with light refreshments, hamburgers, and hot dogs.