Cornerstone University Hosting Pair of Events Honoring Veterans, First Responders and 9/11 Heroes
Cornerstone University invites the Grand Rapids community to join us for the Strikes for Stripes Veterans vs. First Responders softball fundraiser and a special First Responders Community Chapel. The university wishes to honor the brave men and women who have served the Grand Rapids community with leadership and sacrifice as we remember 9/11.
Cornerstone is excited to host Strikes for Stripes, a fundraiser honoring our nation’s heroes and veterans, on Saturday, September 9th at DeWitt Field. This charity event, headlined by a softball game between veterans and first responders, will also have food trucks and the opportunity to attend the “Touch a Truck Show”, where you can view military and emergency vehicles up close!
The festivities begin at 6:00 pm followed by the softball game at 7:15 pm, which will be kicked off by a parachute team landing at 7:00 pm! There will also be various activities throughout the game. All Cornerstone students, faculty and staff get in free with their CU ID!
To purchase tickets and merchandise for Strikes for Stripes, go to https://www.heroservicesofwm.com/strikes-for-stripes. All funds raised will go towards the Hero Services Wellness Program and the Hero Services Relief Program. These services are available to Veterans, First Responders, and Licensed Healthcare Professionals.
The CU community is also invited to join us for a special First Responders Community Chapel at Christ Chapel on Monday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m. honoring the first responder community for their selfless service and sacrifices. Cornerstone alumni Dr. Brad Brown (Ed.D. ’20), Chief of Grand Rapids Fire Department will be our featured speaker. This event is open to the Grand Rapids community as we worship together and remember those who inspire us to reflect the character of Christ through service and sacrifice.