(KTVI)-On June 9th, 2012, the St. Louis Police SWAT unit will be hosting "100 Innings for Lima". SWAT officers will play a 100 inning softball game starting at 8:00am at the Aviation Fields near the Police Mounted Unit stables in Forest Park in St. Louis.
10 guest teams will play 10 innings each against the SWAT team. The entry fee for guest teams is $250, with all proceeds from entry fees, concessions, t-shirts, etc. going to the "Lima Kids", the children of the fallen heroes of Lima Co. 3/25.
Lima Company was an infantry company, part of 3rd Battalion of the 25th Marine Regiment that served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lima 3/25 was arguably among the hardest hit ground units to have served in Iraq, with most of these deaths occurring during the Battle of Haditha (not to be confused with The Battle for Haditha, Nov. 2005.)
Out of a combat strength of 184, they were awarded 59 Purple Hearts, 23 of which were posthumous awards.
Contact Brian Rossomanno at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 314-574-9281 to register. Teams will be scheduled in 90-minute increments, starting at 8:00 am with the last ten innings estimated to start at 11:00 pm.
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