Tuesday, February 19, 2013
No Losers in Battle of Badges
Hockey game raises $5K and counting
Released by Cpl Tammy Hollingsworth, Chwk RCMP UFVRD
n February 9, 2013, at the Hope Arena the RCMP took on the firefighters for the annual Battle of the Badges hockey game. This event was organized to raise funds to support the fight against cancer with all proceeds going to Cops For Cancer.
A team of police officers played
against a team of firefighters in an effort to raise funds for the
region's Cops For Cancer volunteer cyclist who is required to raise
a minimum of $5000 to qualify for the Tour de'Valley. Both teams
were composed of local police and firefighters with the help of the
outlying areas. The District of Hope's Chief Administrative Officer
played goal for the Firefighters once again this year.
They worked hard to ensure there was corporate support and enough players to entertain the estimated 200 person crowd. The two teams have both had their turns winning the prestigious trophy, however, this year it was won by the firefighters. The score was neck and neck throughout the entire game and at the end of the third period it was tied 8-8. The game went into overtime and the firefighters ended up with the winning goal.
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