Fire vs. Police, the timeless rivalry played out in countless primetime television shows comes to life this weekend when local law enforcement and fire rescue hockey teams take to the ice at Orlando’s Amway Center. The winner of the annual Guns ‘N’ Hoses charity hockey game gets at least a year’s worth of bragging rights, but the real winner is children’s cancer research, receiving a portion of the event’s proceeds.
It seems the law enforcement side may have the advantage with their more intimidating name, but head downtown to find out if The Central Florida Enforcers or Orange County Fire claim victory this Saturday, March 21. The puck drops for Fire vs. Police at 2pm prior to the 7pm Orlando Solar Bears vs. Gwinnett Gladiators match-up.
The game also serves as an opportunity for both teams to play in honor of their fallen colleagues. Attendees, including families of fallen heroes, will see a video tribute to Central Florida’s fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters between periods.
This is the first year Orange County Fire Rescue is participating in the event. “The game is a fantastic competition, which our firefighters love,” said Lt. Rob Moore, captain of Orange County Fire. “But more importantly, we are taking an opportunity to both remember our fallen brothers and sisters and continue our legacy of giving back to our community by raising money for children with cancer.”
Honoring fallen heroes, raising money for children’s cancer research and perpetuating a good, old-fashioned rivalry seem like pretty great motivators for these teams to heat up the icey Amway Center this weekend.
Which team do you think will take the title of winner – Central Florida Enforcers or Orange County Fire?
Tickets are $15 and include admission to the Orlando Solar Bears game at 7pm. To purchase tickets, visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/ocfire and enter code: OCFIRE.