Notre Dame football team set to take on local law enforcement in charity softball game

Tribune Staff Report
ND Insider

The second annual Football and the Force charity softball event is set for Monday night at 7 EDT at Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs.

Notre Dame football players and coaches will take on local law enforcement in four three-inning games, one each against the Notre Dame Security Police, the South Bend Police Department, the Mishawaka Police Department, and a combined St. Joseph County Police Department/Indiana State Police team.

Fans will be able to get pictures with and autographs from Notre Dame players in the stands and in the Fun Zone throughout the games. Law enforcement personnel will also interact with fans throughout the games.

The event benefits C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors). 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.

Admission to the event is $5, while children under the age of 12 are free. Parking at the stadium is also $5. For more information, call the South Bend Cubs ticket office at 574-235-9988 or visit

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush dives safely back to first base as Notre Dame Security first baseman Jim Buckman applies the tag during the 2017 Football and the Force charity softball game at Four Winds Field. The 2018 game is Monday night.