Kinston fire, police department raise money for cancer patient in baseball fundraiser

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 05/23/2022 12:00 AM

It was a special day on the baseball diamond as the first Battle of the Badges, presented by Lenoir Community College, was played at Grainger Stadium in eastern North Carolina. Even though Kinston police and its fire department work together every day, they met again at Grainger Stadium on Saturday they grabbed their bats and gloves all to support one local man and bring the community together. “This is a chance for us to just come out here have a good time, kind of just lay it all out and just loosen up a little bit. Have a good time,” Major of operations for the Kinston Police Department, Keith Goyette said. This is the very first year of the Battle of the Badges event, and those who participated want to make it an annual event, supporters said. The Kinston police and fire department played to raise money for the Jonathan Manning foundation.


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