(1888 PressRelease) The Potomac Nationals are honoring ten years of exceptional community service and education at Pfitnzer Stadium on Aug. 16, 2015. One decage ago, Stafford County Sheriff, Charles Jett, asked the community for help; Stafford Junction (www.staffordjunction.org), a faith-based nonprofit organization, answered the call. They have worked diligently to improve children and families in the county.

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV – Ten years of exceptional community service and education will be honored at the Guns and Hoses Law Enforcement and Firefighters fund-raising softball game on Aug. 16, 2015 at 5pm with the Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium. Stafford County Sheriff, Charles Jett, the Stafford Junction Board and Reality Realty Virginia Heroes will raise money, awareness and the spirits of our communities’ children.

“Reality Realty Virginia Heroes is all about putting back into the community,” said Samuel Cachola, Reality Realty owner (http://www.VirginiaHeroes.com). “As I discussed the Potomac Nationals supporting Stafford Junction’s milestone celebration with the team’s general manager, Josh Olerud, simply remarked ‘it’s a no-brainer; community, baseball, children. It is what we do.” In fact, the PNATS are holding a “Pirates and Princess” the same night; it’s the perfect opportunity to bring your Princess and Bucco to the ball park, said Olerud.

One decade ago, Stafford County Sheriff’s Department completed an assessment of a particular high-crime neighborhood in Stafford County. This assessment cited numerous challenges including poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse, unsupervised children, and an influx of non-English speaking Hispanic and refugee families.

Sheriff Charlie Jett asked for help from the community and Stafford Junction (http://www.staffordjunction.org), a faith-based nonprofit organization, answered the call. They have worked diligently to improve the lives of our community’s children, their families and the neighborhood.

“We have so much to be proud of and celebrate,” said Linda Hill, Stafford Junction Executive Director. “Inviting our supporters, volunteers, and children out to share in this community victory is a home run!”

The “P-Nats” support of community law enforcement hosting the “Guns and Hoses” softball fundraiser is a perfect venue to celebrate Stafford Junction’s milestone and the children’s success! The Stafford Junction Board is excited about recognizing their staff, and sharing special recognitions with their volunteers.

“There is so much power behind a ‘thank you,'” said Hill. “Stafford Junction wants everyone who invested, believed, volunteered, and supported to know we are grateful for their trust and confidence.”

Baseball holds a special place in our hearts as “the Junction” has participated in the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s “Badges for Baseball program” specifically designed to pair Officers and children together to play, learn, and build trust, explains a Stafford Junction Board member and volunteer. Everything begins and ends with trust. When the children and families trust both their hearts and mind are opened said the board member.

Badges for Baseball is just one program Stafford Junction facilitates! Brain Builders, HUGS, Healthy Living Pays, Summer Junction and Life Skills workshops help to build strong bodies, minds and spirits the entire year.

Stafford Junction is a leader in a county that currently enjoys the support of Stafford County’s police force, Stafford County Schools, The Rappahannock United Way, local churches, and Doris Buffets Sunshine Lady Foundation. Working with state grants, they have powered life-changing programs from education to healthy living and they have been able to reduce the crime rate in supported neighborhoods by fifty percent.

For more information about Stafford Junction, how you can help and the fund-raising game, Guns versus Hoses at Potomac Nationals Park, please email Linda Hill at lindahill ( @ ) staffordjunction dot org or call 540-368-0081 dot

About Stafford Junction – Stafford Junction is a faith-based nonprofit organization that serves high-need children, youth and their families residing in Stafford County. Our mission is to transform lives through faith and action. We partner with residents, local churches, service agencies, and businesses to connect lives, build relationships, and foster understanding across socio-economic lines. Partners share the love of God by meeting the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of those we serve. Visit us at www.staffordjunction.org.

“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much,” said Helen Keller.

About Reality Realty Virginia Heroes – Reality Realty Professionals is a full-service real estate company rooted in education and philanthropy, with an emphasis on season of life needs analysis designed to empower its clients to make sustainable real estate decisions focused on clearly defined goals. As a Homes for Heroes affiliate brokerage, Reality Realty agents pledge 25 percent of their commission to offset heroes’ costs. Hero clients include active duty, reserve, retired, veteran and volunteer military, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, healthcare professionals, educators and clergy. Reality Realty Virginia Heroes is the number one Homes for Heroes brokerage in Virginia and number two in the entire nation. Sam Cachola’s pioneering Reality Check™ process, Caremenship™ philosophy and Real Estate Artistry™ approach are setting a new standard for the industry, with a vision “To change the way real estate is conducted on a global level by committing to the readiness and stability of both our clients and the communities we live in through sound real estate decisions, rooted in clients’ clearly defined goals, season of life and fiscal well being.” To learn more, visit www.RealityRealtyPros.com, www.VirginiaHeroes.com or https://www.facebook.com/realityrealtyvirginiaheroes; call 1.877.824.3763; or email Broker ( @ ) RealityRealtyPros dot com.