BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bills safety Micah Hyde is holding his charity softball game Sunday, and the event is taking on new meaning following Saturday's mass shooting at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo.
The game, in which the Bills offense and defense battle it out on the diamond, benefits Hyde's Imagine for Youth Foundation. But Hyde tweeted Sunday morning that a portion of the proceeds will go to families affected by the shooting.
Hyde tweeted a thank you to the Bills Mafia for their support and for coming together during a time of hurt and healing.
The charity softball game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Sahlen Field in downtown Buffalo. Tickets are still available for the event.
Members of the Buffalo sports world and beyond posted messages of condolence on social media. The Buffalo Bills and Sabres, quarterback Josh Allen, and wide receiver Stefon Diggs sent messages of support.
Ten people were killed and three others were hurt when the suspected gunman opened fire in the parking lot and inside the Tops on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. Police say the accused shooter is from the Binghamton area and drove to Buffalo to commit the act of violence.
Buffalo Police, Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, US Attorney's Office, and FBI are investigating.
The FBI has a website to report any tips.