St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith and Fire District 13 Chief Lonnie Johnson joined Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat today (July 24) for the official coin toss in preparation for their inaugural Boots vs. Badges softball game this Saturday, July 29 at Coquille Parks and Recreation, 13505 Highway 1085, Covington. Fire District 13 won the coin toss and will take the field first as the home team. The public is invited to attend as our first responders support Miracle League Northshore in their quest to provide all children, regardless of their level of disability, the opportunity to play league sports and enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of being part of a team.
Saturday’s festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. and will include a “Touch a Truck” event, with equipment on-site from STPSO’s SWAT and Special Operations Division and also a Louisiana State Police unit for kids to touch and see. The Covington Police Department and Mandeville Police Department will be represented as well. Recreation District 14/Coquille Parks and Recreation will offer concessions and also a “Kid’s Village” with traditional games (three-legged race, tug o’ war, sack race), 9-Square in the Air, a waterslide, bounce house, arts and crafts and prizes. There will also be face painting and a photo booth. The softball game between the two teams will follow at 4 p.m.
Miracle League Northshore is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing recreational sports leagues to children with special needs in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. Proceeds from this event will benefit the construction of the Miracle League Field. This field is a completely flat, artificial surface field that allows children of all abilities to fulfill their dreams of playing baseball. To learn more about the Miracle League Northshore, please visit the Website at www.miracleleaguenorthshore.org or contact Noble-Bates Young at (601) 431-0696.
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