Ballin' with the Lawmen charity softball game set for Sept. 27

 Special Olympics athletes and local law enforcement officers square off at Kokomo Municipal Stadium 

Kokomo Municipal Stadium will host this year’s “Ballin’ with the Lawmen” charity softball game on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The annual event pits the Howard County Special Olympics traditional softball team against an all-star team of local law enforcement officers. The Lawmen team will be made up of officers from the Kokomo Police Department, Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.

Admission is free but a freewill offering to benefit Special Olympics will be collected. Concessions will be available.

Mayor Greg Goodnight said this is another good example of how the stadium can be used.

“The stadium is meant to be used by everyone,” he said. “This is another great community event that will make use of the facility.”

“Our athletes are looking forward to playing at Kokomo Municipal Stadium,” said Heather McKinney, coach of the Special Olympics traditional team. “They all love the Kokomo Jackrabbits so they are excited to get to play on the same field.”

Howard County Special Olympics provides over 300 athletes year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In Howard County, athletes compete in basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, softball, swimming, track & field and volleyball.