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Pitch for Detroit to raise funds for Detroit fire house

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- Pitch for Detroit 2014 will celebrate its fifth year of engaging young adults to give back to the city by bringing kickball to Belle Isle on Sunday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Over 600 people are expected to attend the annual charity tournament sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit's CommunityNEXT, which aims to raise $25,000 to support Detroit Firehouse Engine 33/Ladder 13 in  southwest Detroit.

Funds raised through the event will help to provide vital safety equipment, boots and clothing. Firefighters and their families will attend the event on Belle Isle, sharing their stories and playing kickball with members of the community.

Created by Adam Blanck and Benjy Gordon as an effort to create meaningful way to give back to their hometown, Pitch for Detroit has morphed into the ultimate summer event for Jewish Detroit and the broader community. Past years' funds have gone towards rent subsidies enabling young adults to move into the city, and micro-grants to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are dedicated to improving the city.

The free, fun-filled day is open to people of all ages who want to grab a hot dog, listen to music, watch a great game, and enjoy the Belle.

 For more information about Pitch For Detroit or to donate, go to pitchfordetroit.com.

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