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Charity Softball Game raises $3,300 for Boys Ranch

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

The Millington Police Department won the game over its friendly rival the Millington Fire Department on Sept. 29.

But the real winner that night on the softball field of Bioxli Park was the TBCH Boys Ranch with more than $3,300 raised. The effort was spearheaded by MPD officer Michael Jordan. For weeks, Jordan went door to door after patrolling to attract awareness and donations for the charity softball game. A tradition that Jordan help start a few years ago, the annual game between the first responders of Millington was normally held at the historic USA Stadium. But a late September rain storm forced the contest to be moved to Bioxli.

With less than 48 hours to info the public of the change, Jordan said it was still a great turnout from the public and he appreciated MFD Chief Gary Graves taking time out of his schedule to present the check.

Also helping the festivities of the evening was Pop’s and Nana’s Food Truck.

Jordan said he will continue his efforts to raise money for worthy causes each year. The 2018 Millington Fire & Police Charity Softball Game was a challenge for Jordan with most of the promotion and organizing falling on his shoulders. But the young men at the TBCH Double B Boys Ranch kept him motivated to raise money and awareness.

Jordan would also like to thank donors for the 2018 softball game, Westside Mobile Home Community, Plantation Oaks, BancorpSouth, Flag City Wrecker, Home Skelton Ford, Flag City Auto, Millington Transmission, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Doug Scott, Jack Tickle and Company, Carey’s Body Shop, Homer Skelton Jeep, Chrysler & Dodge, Patriot Bank, Cash Express, Anne Schuchardt, Team Whitlock Remax, Sparco Unistar, Glen Wiliford and Millington Fire Union.

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