Free brats featured at police vs fire softball game July 3

Take yourself out to the ballgame, Wednesday, July 3, when NIU Police and other members of area law enforcement will take on local firefighters in a charity softball game to raise money for Special Olympics.

The softball game, which benefits the Special Olympics will feature Johnsonville Brats’ World’s Largest Grill.

The event is sponsored by Johnsonville Brats, which will bring the World’s Largest Grill to NIU and provide free bratwurst to all in attendance. A $2 donation per brat is encouraged, with all proceeds going to Special Olympics.

Brats will be served beginning at 11 a.m.at Ralph McKenzie Field, the home of the Huskie men’s baseball team, which is located just west of Huskie Stadium. Brats will be served until 3 p.m. Free beverages will be provided by Pepsi, and the DeKalb Target store has donated chips and paper goods.

The first pitch will be thrown at noon, with NIU Police being joined on the field by officers from the City of DeKalb and DeKalb County. They will take on a team comprised of fire fighters from DeKalb and Sycamore in a game of 16-inch slow-pitch softball.

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