On Tuesday, August 18 Councilmember David Greenfield sponsored and held the Sixth Annual Softball Game at the Saint Athanasius Sports Complex. During the evening, the NYPD’s 66th Precinct took on the Borough Park Shomrim.
The free event was highly attended as NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill threw the first pitch, happy to partake in the annual game where fans can cheer on their true heroes.
“We are grateful for the service of the Shomrim patrol. Its volunteers have a terrific working relationship with the NYPD, and events like this softball game highlight that bond,” said O’Neill.
As for the game, it was a blowout. Shomrim hit the ball early and often, besting the 66th Precinct 25-5, and receiving the Greenfield Classic trophy. With the Shomrim victory, each team has won three games since the game’s inception.
“Great day, great game. NYPD get ready for next year,” added Marc Katz, Boro Park Shomrim coordinator.
However, the score meant little compared to the message behind the game. “Everyone had a great time at this year’s Greenfield Classic,” said Greenfield. “I started this event six years ago to recognize the hard work that our local heroes do to protect us and the unique cooperation between the NYPD and the Shomrim. Here in Brooklyn we love the NYPD and we are grateful to our Shomrim volunteers. Congratulations to the Borough Park Shomrim for tying up the series. I can’t wait until next year’s game to see who pulls ahead,” said Greenfield.
“Nobody likes a loss, but it was nice spending time with our community partners,” added Captain Kenneth Quick of the 66th Precinct.