(PRWEB) April 01, 2014
Civic Duty, founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is a proud supporter of the Hardcor Police Softball Club. The year round play of this special league enables the country’s brave law enforcement officers to raise monies to fund charity organizations that aid the sick, benefit children, and help the families left behind when one of their fellow officers is slain.
“We are all familiar with this part: how on a daily basis, brave police officers put their lives on the line to serve and protect. When we found out that these same heroes were taking things a step further to help support many of our country’s charitable endeavors, we wanted to be a part of it,” says Civic Duty cofounder Dr. Michael Omidi. “This unique, year round softball club is special and worthy of our support for many reasons, not the least of which is the compassion and care for others consistently exhibited by these heroic men and women. Just knowing these guys are among us, makes my brother and I feel safe and proud.”
The Hardcor Police Softball Club is part of the Police Softball League that is comprised of ball teams made up of police and correction officers that play ball to raise funds for charity. The Hardcor Police Softball Club is hosted in cities around the United States for one weekend each month and is dedicated to raising funds for a specific charity such as Toys for Tots, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Shriner’s Hospital, the Fallen Officer Fund and others. Players contribute to a team pot that funds both entry fees and charitable contributions. Some raise additional funds on the side to maximize the team’s charity impact.
Law enforcement softball has been played for more than 50 years. In 2005, the many local teams were invited to join a national league with West and East coast teams playing in tournaments around the country for points. Today, well over 1,300 officers play on more than 100 teams, which over the years have raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities throughout the United States.
In addition to its charity service, the Hardcor Police Softball Club also provides players with an opportunity to increase the sense of teamwork within the law enforcement brotherhood, to relieve stress and maintain physical fitness, and to have fun indulging their passion for softball.
Civic Duty is dedicated to mankind’s search for meaning and promotes the values of its founders, philanthropists Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi. The charity’s mission is to inspire creative outreach, community service, and volunteerism through the stories of every-day people who are making an extraordinary difference in the world. Civic Duty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. To get involved and help make a difference, send a message using the website’s Contact Us function. More information about Civic Duty can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter.