Boulders will honor Rockland natives injured on-duty
(POMONA, NY) –For the fourth consecutive season, the Rockland Boulders will host the NYPD’s Finest in an exhibition at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Provident Bank Park with fireworks following the game. This year’s contest will honor the two NYPD officers from Rockland County who were injured while on duty back in January.
“This game has become the staple for us to kick off our season,” Boulders manager Jamie Keefe said. “It is a fun-filled night on the field, and in the stands, for the entire Boulders organization. We are very excited and can’t wait to face New York’s Finest once again!”
Andrew Dossi of Stony Point and Aliro Pellerano of Garnerville were hospitalized on January 5 after a shoot-out with robbers in the Bronx. Dossi, a graduate of North Rockland high school, was shot in the arm and back, needing surgery to place pins in his arm. Pellerano was wounded in the arm and abdomen.
Both men will be in attendance on May 16, throwing out the first pitches before the Boulders and the Finest lock horns. A portion of the proceeds from the game, as well as that night’s 50/50 raffle will go to benefit the New York Police Foundation, helping officers wounded in the line of duty.
“Heading into our fifth season it is nice to have started a meaningful tradition with an organization that has a history of being the ‘Finest’ for 170 years,” said Ken Lehner, Boulders Team President. “This year takes on an added importance as we acknowledge the challenges that local police face every time they proudly don their uniforms.”
Admission to the game is free, but tickets are required to attend. Fans can download their ticket online by clicking here, or by visiting the Provident Bank Park box office. A service charge will apply for online downloads. There will be a $5 parking fee on the day of the game.
Prior to the game, the Boulders will host their 3rd Annual “Beers Around the Bases” Craft Beer Festival. From 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. fans can sample more than 25 craft beers while enjoying live music and entertainment throughout the ballpark. Tickets to the Beer Festival are just $25 in advance, $30 on the day of, and fans are encouraged to stay for that night’s exhibition game against the NYPD.