First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

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The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause.

A raffle at the hockey game brought in roughly $1,000 for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation and Law Enforcement United. The departments are also holding an ongoing raffle for a signed Washington Capitals Jersey. The drawing for that raffle will be on Sept. 11 this year. Proceeds from the jersey raffle will be added to the proceeds from the hockey match, said Fire and Rescue Captain Bruce Tucker.

Last year, the Department of Fire and Rescue beat the Police Department with an 8-3 win. This year, the players for the Police Department were looking for a little payback. They answered last year’s defeat with an 8-2 victory over the firefighters.

The event was a success even with his team’s loss, Tucker said. “At the end of the day it’s about the charities. Taking care of the families of our fallen brothers and sisters, that’s what this is really about.”

By Prince William Living


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