Police vs. Fire softball game

Police vs. Fire softball game

LAWTON, Okla._Lawton firefighters and Lawton police officers will go head to head in a game of softball in an effort to raise money for a good cause.

The two departments have been playing basketball against each other for the last couple of years, but this is the first time they will be playing softball. The police department has never beaten the fire department in basketball, and they're hoping things will swing their way in softball. While the winning department gets bragging rights for a year, the actual game takes a back seat to the good causes it supports.

"Getting together, taking the money and the donations and giving it to these nonprofit organizations is just something we do. We go above and beyond to help our community so that's what we're trying to do," Lt. Brad Davis, Lawton Police Department, said.

Entry to the game is $5 and all of the proceeds are split between the two departments to be donated to nonprofit organizations. The Lawton Police Department is donating to the Officer Down Memorial and the Lawton Fire Department will be donating to Operation Warm.

The games start at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the McMahon Softball Complex at Southwest 38th Street and Lee Boulevard.

Admission for children 12 and under is free.