COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WOOD) - A charity softball game between Grand Rapids emergency responders and wounded military veterans raised about $10,000.
The game was held Wednesday evening at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park.
The Grand Rapids Police and Fire departments won 18-10 over VETSports, a program in which wounded veterans play in charities games all over the country.
The $10,000 in proceeds from the game will go to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
Before the game, there was a Home Run Derby and a Veterans Motorcycle Clubs convoy to the stadium from the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and a motorcycle hearse drove onto the field to honor fallen soldiers.
There was also a moment of silence for fallen Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, who was shot and killed last week during a traffic stop.
Power lines blocked busy 28th Street near the Grand Rapids-Kentwood border Monday evening.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela will be honored Tuesday morning with a public memorial service expected to be viewed by people around the world.
Jahleel Hoskins was ordered Monday to stand trial in the murder of Grand Rapids mother of five Latrice Maze.