Registration is open now for the Badge of Honor Association's annual fundraiser that will also help the Special Olympics.
Proceeds from the upcoming "Kicks and Chicks" kickball tournament next month will help families of fallen police officers and help support more than 50,000 Special Olympic athletes across the state.
"We serve almost 3,000 athletes in the Rochester/Monroe County area, so the important piece is that every single part of the athletes participation is free of charge; the equipment, the uniforms, travel is all free so obviously we need funding," said Mike Crisona from the Special Olympics.
Registration is open for the first 50 kickball teams. Players have to pick a theme and play in costume. The tournament includes plenty of games, BBQ and country music.
"We have officers and first responders that come from all across to play and be part of this event, so the fact that there is a new twist is exciting and the Halloween theme is completely different," said Justin Collins from the Badge of Honor Association. "When you wear a costume that is really just about having fun and no one is going to take it too seriously and that is what we want to do it to go out and have a good time."
Kicks and Chicks is Saturday, October 19 at Cobbs Hill Park in Rochester. Teams can sign up at the Badge of Honor Association
and the Kickball League of Rochester.