4th Annual Local Heroes Week preview

Greg Moore of American Medical Response (left) and Assistant Fire Chief Gerald Cosey will compete at the Guns vs Hoses Charity Softball Tournament on July 1. The event is part of Local Heroes Week.

LANCASTER – Area first responders will be celebrated as part of the Lancaster JetHawk’s 4th Annual Local Heroes week. This year’s event will be from June 25-July 1 and will showcase the California Department of Corrections, American Medical Response, California Highway Patrol, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, and L.A. County Fire Department.

Each showcase night coincides with a JetHawks game, and will feature table displays, vehicles, and demonstrations from members of each agency, including ceremonial first pitches, color guards, award presentations, flyovers and more.

Lancaster Station deputy Michael Rust (left) and California Highway Patrol Captain Steve Urrea will take part in Local Heroes Week.

The week-long event culminates with the Guns vs. Hoses Charity Softball Tournament and Fallen Heroes Festival.

The schedule of events for Local Heroes Week is as follows:

  • Monday, June 25 – Department of Corrections Night
  • Tuesday, June 26 – AMR Night
  • Wednesday, June 27 – CHP Night
  • Thursday, June 28 – Sheriffs Night
  • Friday, June 29 – Fire Department Night
  • Saturday, June 30 – All Agencies
  • Sunday, July 1 – Guns vs Hoses Charity Softball Tournament & Fallen Heroes Festival

The festival will take place on Sunday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will include a single elimination softball tournament, featuring teams from each agency, live music, free jumpers for the kids and a car show.

Admission to the event is $5, with all ticket proceeds going to the Fallen Heroes Fund of the Antelope Valley.

For more information about Local Heroes Week or to purchase tickets, call 661-726-5400 or visit jethawks.com.