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May 14, 2008 > Police Face Firefighters at Fremont Basketball Benefit for Special Olympics

Police Face Firefighters at Fremont Basketball Benefit for Special Olympics

Submitted By Johnny Ng

The Fremont Police Department and the Fremont Fire Department will lace up their sneakers and face each other on Saturday, May 17 at the Guns 'N' Hoses charity basketball game, a special event to benefit Special Olympics in the Tri-City area.

Guns 'N' Hoses tips off at 6 p.m. at Washington High School in Fremont. In addition to the exciting basketball game, Guns 'N' Hoses includes halftime entertainment, fabulous raffle prizes, a live and silent auction featuring sports and celebrity memorabilia and a variety of food and snacks. Former KTVU morning news anchor Mark Curtis will emcee the event.

Proceeds from this event go directly toward supporting more than 300 Special Olympians in the Tri-City area. Special Olympics programs give these athletes chances to strengthen their character, develop physical fitness and fulfill their human potential.

The special basketball fundraiser is organized by the Leadership Fremont Class of 2007, an annual program of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Annually, the Chamber hosts a 9-month training program is designed to identify, nurture and develop emerging leaders within our community. The program curriculum is comprised of three components: Community Issues, Personal Leadership Skill Set, and Teamwork Project.

Sponsors of Guns 'N' Hoses include Allied Waste Services, Fremont Swim School, Kaiser Permanente, NUMMI, Pan Pacific Bank, Tri-City Health Center, Washington Hospital and Women's Health Specialists.

Tickets are $5 per person and for sale at the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Fremont Police Department and Cartridge World (39288 Paseo Padre Parkway). For more info, please visit the event website at www.gunsnhosesbasketball.com or call (510) 790-2023.

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