Huntington Manor Fire Department Hosts 30th Annual Charity Softball Game
The Huntington Manor Fire Department hosted their 30th Annual Cops vs. Firemen Charity Softball Game on Sunday, July 29, at Peter Nelson Park on Oakwood Road. The friendly competition between Suffolk Police Officers from the Second Precinct and Huntington Manor Firefighters has raised over $125,000 for local charities since the first game was played in 1988. This year’s game recognized Huntington Manor FD Ex-Chief Lou Agiesta who was the first Chief when the games began in 1988. Agiesta threw out the first ball of the game to Chief Mike DePasquale.
“Throughout the 30 years, many friendships have been made between the firemen and police,” said Ex-Chief Mike Pastore, coordinator of the annual game. “The event wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community and past Chiefs.” T-shirts and raffles for prizes donated by local merchants were sold to raise funds for the charity event. The Second precinct won this year’s game, 25-20.
Story and Photos by Steve Silverman
Photo # 1 – The Second Precinct Police, left, and Huntington Manor firemen, right, are pictured at the start of the game.
Photo # 2 – Coordinator Ex-Chief Mike Pastore, left, with Ex-Chief Lou Agiesta, right, who was honored as the first Chief when the game originated in 1988.
Photo # 3 – Ex-Chief Lou Agieta, left, threw out the first ball to Chief Mike DePasquale, right, as the game began at Peter Nelson Park.