Major League Lacrosse Chesapeake Bayhawks to Host First Responder Appreciation Night Saturday, June 29

ANNAPOLIS — The National Police Foundation and Major League Lacrosse Chesapeake Bayhawks have partnered for the Bayhawks third annual Hometown Hero and First Responders Appreciation Night on Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD.     

The team’s home opener against the Atlanta Blaze will feature a first responders exhibition game and a post-game fireworks show. Community partners for the game include the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Fire Department, United States Coast Guard, National Police Foundation and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

First responders will each receive a complimentary ticket courtesy of Severn Bank. First responders can reserve tickets at using promo code BayhawksFirst19. Others who wish to attend can purchase their tickets in support of the National Police Foundation at using promo code HawkPolice19.

This is a family-friendly event. Pre-game activities will begin at 3:30 p.m., including the first responders exhibition game, Lexus pre-game tailgate, police/fire vehicle demonstrations, and a meet and greet with police officers and firefighters from the Anne Arundel Police and Fire departments, U.S. Coast Guard, as well as staff members from the National Police Foundation and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Please get your free first responder ticket and purchase tickets for your families and friends to support the National Police Foundation. The National Police Foundation is in a friendly police vs. fire competition with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to see who can raise more funds through ticket purchases. Use this link to support police: using promo code HawkPolice19.

For more information, please contact William Huff, Director of Operations for the Chesapeake Bayhawks, at or visit

Founded in 1970, The National Police Foundation is America’s oldest non-profit, non-partisan, non-membership research organization dedicated to advancing policing through innovation and science and specializes in law enforcement research, training, technical assistance, and technology. 


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