On July 29, 2006 the Gerrish Township Police Department along with ACT-NOW sponsored a Shop With A Cop fundraiser softball tournament which took place at Metro Park in Roscommon. The first game started at 10:00 am between the Richfield Township All-Stars (Police, Fire, and EMS) and the Higgins Township All-Stars (Sheriff’s Department, Fire, and EMS). The talents on the combination team of the Higgins Township All-Stars along with the Rosc. County Sheriff’s Department All-Stars proved to be too powerful for the Richfield Township All-Stars to overcome. The Richfield Twp. All-Stars lost their game by quite a few runs but were winners in our eyes as they made a very nice monetary donation to the Fundraiser. The 11:30 am game was between the TV 9&10 News All-Stars and the Gerrish Township All-Stars (Police, ACT-NOW, Fire, and EMS). The local good guys beat the 9&10 All-Stars with a final score of 18-4. By this time the temperatures were soaring, the concession stand was booming and everyone (including) the players were having a great time. The championship game was played at 1:00 pm between the Higgins Twp./Sheriff Dept. All-Stars and the Gerrish Twp. All-Stars. This was a great game as well and ended with Gerrish Township taking home the trophy with a score of 12-4.
A.C.T. N.O.W. and the Gerrish Township Police Department would like to THANK ALL THE PLAYERS, THE TV 9&10 ALL-STARS, AND THE MANY VOLUNTEERS AND FANS THAT DONATED TO THIS FUNDRAISER WITH A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOING OUT TO OFFICER ERIN KELLEY FOR ALL HER TIME AND EFFORT FOR ORGANIZING THIS EVENT. THE ACTUAL FIGURE FOR MONEY RAISED HAS NOT COME IN TO OUR OFFICE YET, HOWEVER THIS FIRST TIME FUNDRAISING EVENT PROVED TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS!