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April 12, 2011 > Guns 'N' Hoses Charity Basketball Game to benefit Special Olympics

Guns 'N' Hoses Charity Basketball Game to benefit Special Olympics

Submitted By Detective Bill Veteran, Fremont PD

Fremont Police Department and the Fremont Fire Department will face off at the "Guns 'n' Hoses" Charity Basketball Game, a special event to benefit Special Olympics Northern California.

The game tips off on Saturday, April 16 in the Washington High School gymnasium in Fremont. In addition to an exciting basketball game, "Guns 'n' Hoses" features halftime entertainment, fabulous raffle prizes, a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, and a variety of food, snacks, and beverages. Proceeds from the event go directly toward Special Olympics Northern California supporting more than 300 athletes in the Tri-City area. Special Olympics programs help promote dignity, acceptance, and give people with intellectual disabilities a chance to fulfill their human potential.

This special fundraiser was founded in 2007 by the Leadership Fremont Class, an annual program of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Fremont is a 9-month training program that helps develop informed and capable leaders committed to the needs of our community. The course is designed to increase participants' understanding of community issues and develop their personal leadership skills. A practical application of the information and skills developed through coursework is the successful implementation of a community project.

Sponsors of "Guns 'n' Hoses" include Saddle Rack, Inc., Washington Hospital Health Services, Fremont Firefighters Local 1689, Fremont Police Association, West Coast Institute of Karate, Adamson Police Products, CrossFit Pleasanton, and Tri-City Health Center.

Advance tickets are $5 per person available at the Fremont Police Department located at 2000 Stevenson Boulevard, Cartridge World located at 39288 Paseo Padre Parkway and at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics Northern California, please visit the event website at www.gunsnhosesbasketball.com.

Guns 'n' Hoses Charity Basketball Game
Saturday, April 16
6 pm
Washington High School
38442 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
www.gunsnhosesbasketball.com

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