Hudson firefighters, police in charity softball game for dad with Lou Gehrig’s disease

North Hudson firefighters will play Union City police in a charity softball game to raise funds for Raimundo Corbo in his battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Photo Credit: right, in 2008
Photo Credit: right, in 2008
Photo Credit: right, in 2008

The elder Corbo — whose one son is a firefighter and other is a police officer — was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in September 2012.

Public servants have rallied around his sons, Kevin and Corey (with their dad, photo right, in 2008), and their family.

This weekend’s event pits North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue against the Union City Police Department on Saturday in the Guns and Hoses Strike Out ALS Charity Softball Tournament beginning at 10 a.m.

A doubleheader is set for Alvino Memorial Field, 52 Millridge Rd., in Secaucus.

Admission is $5.

Corbo, 70, was in his mid-20s when he came to the U.S. from Cuba with his parents and nine siblings.

A welder, he worked in the old Hoboken shipyards and then at Port Newark for 25 years before retiring five years ago.


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