Kyle Schwarber helps raise nearly $300K for first responders

For the second year, Middletown native and Chicago Cubs leftfielder Kyle Schwarber held an event for first responders.

Kyle Schwarber’s Block Party, which cost $200, raised close to $282,000 Sunday night, according to media reports.

The event included lawn games, live music and an opportunity to meet Cubs players and first responders. Last year’s event raised about $280,000 as well.

MORE: Kyle Schwarber partied for first responders in Chicago — with his family of police

Schwarber started the Neighborhood Heroes campaign in 2017 to “recognize first responders and honor their heroism, courage and devotion to duty,” according to

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Schwarber is no stranger to public safety.

His father, Greg, served as Middletown’s police chief and his mother, Donna, was a nurse and former police dispatcher. His sister, Lindsey, is a Middletown police officer.

Schwarber, 25, is hitting .238 with 24 home runs and 54 RBIs for the first-place Cubs.

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