- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police might be involved in stealing this weekend, but it’s part of a friendly competition for a good cause.

The fifth annual Chief’s Cup baseball game pits the Charlotte Fire Department Blaze against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Blue Hornets. It’s scheduled for Saturday at BB&T; Ballpark, home of the minor-league Charlotte Knights.

The game raises money to fight childhood cancer, and proceeds from the game will go to Levine Hospital. Last year’s game raised $10,200 for Levine.

Retired Battalion Chief Norman McCoy will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. McCoy is 93, and was a bomber pilot during World War II. He also played for the CFD Baseball Club in 1947 and 1948, when the team was quite well-known and played all over the state.

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