Saturday, August 20, 2011

Area law enforcement officers to compete in World Police & Fire Games

Press release from City of Toledo:

Local law enforcement officers head to New York for
World Police & Fire Games

Toledo men’s basketball team hopes to defend World Champion status

Representatives of multiple local law enforcement agencies will head to New York City this month to participate in the 2011 World Police & Fire Games. The Toledo Pride men’s basketball team is looking to defend their status as the basketball World Champions - an honor they earned during the last World Police & Fire Games held in Vancouver in 2009.

The team is comprised of officers from the Toledo Police Department, Maumee Police Department, Bowling Green State University Police Department, Lucas County Correctional Treatment Facility, Columbus Department of Corrections, City of Toledo Adult Probation, and Lucas County Sheriff’s Department. They practice and play in local competitions as well as around the nation against other domestic police and fire leagues. There are ten players and two non-law enforcement coaches.

Toledo Pride has received support for the trip from local sponsors and will depart August 26 for New York City. The team will play at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in Manhattan. The single elimination basketball tournament begins August 27 and concludes August 31.

The 2011 World Police & Fire Games are being held in New York City to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. The games will be held August 26 thru September 4.

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