Four Winds Field in South Bend will be the site of a June 11 charity softball game between Notre Dame football players and coaches versus officers from area law enforcement. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)

The Notre Dame football program will take on local law enforcement June 11 at Four Winds Field in a charity softball game organized to benefit Indiana C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors).

The law enforcement team will comprise members of the Notre Dame Security Police, South Bend Police Department, Mishawaka Police Department, St. Joseph County Police Department and the Indiana State Police.

Fighting Irish student-athletes and coaches, as well as law enforcement personnel, will interact with fans throughout the game. That will include autograph and photo opportunities inside the 1st Source Bank Performance Center. Law enforcement will also have informational booths on site.

The event starts at 4 p.m. on June 11 at the home of the South Bend Cubs. The South Bend Cubs Fun Zone will be open to fans. Admission to the event is $5, while children under the age of 12 are free. Parking at the stadium is also $5. Proceeds will go to support the Indiana C.O.P.S.

For more information, call the South Bend Cubs ticket office at 574-235-9988 or visit Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET.

Indiana C.O.P.S. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by federal criteria.

C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. To learn more, visit

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Faith Brennan

I believe that such a plan needs the support of the victims most of all. And the number of people who want to participate in this, just pleases the soul! I recorded my favorite moment of the game - I hope that there will be more such events in the future. Thanks for the nice memories!

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