Mission 500, a charity supported by the security industry dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis across the United States, held its seventh annual security softball game on Sat., Oct. 9, 2021, at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, N.J. This year’s event, which featured a home run derby prior to the featured matchup between the Security Sluggers and Protection Pirates softball teams, raised over $33,000.
The event enabled Mission 500 to meet its goal of filling 300 care packs with essential school supplies for donation to children living in severe poverty in the South Bronx who attend Title One schools in the area. Additionally, $2,500 of the proceeds raised will be donated to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Children’s Camp, a not-for-profit dedicated to the advancement of burn care, research, prevention, education and the proper treatment of burns. The organization also sends burn victims under the age of 18 to have fun at summer camp.
“The security industry community never fails to show their support, whether it is with this annual softball game or the many other events that the Mission 500 organization works with each year,” said Ken Gould, Mission 500 chairman and owner of KJG Consulting. “Thank you to everyone who participated, and special thanks to the event sponsors. We could not have done it without you.”