If you’ve ever wanted to see a firefighter whale on a police officer, or hoped to see a cop belt a hose jockey, then you don’t want to miss the 2nd annual “GUNS & HOSES” charity boxing event on Saturday, May 5, at Belterra Casino Resort.
The event, which is sponsored by Southeastern Indiana’s 911 Gives Hope, allows police officers and firefighters from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio don the gloves and enter the squared circle to beat the bejeezus out of each other.
After a series of bouts, the team with the most victories will take home the traveling GUNS & HOSES Championship Belt.
Last year’s champion Guns pummeled the Hoses, 10 matches to 6, and walked away with the Championship Belt. Slowly, and limping a little, grunting slightly when they sat down. They also raised $50,000 with 1300 fans.
This year, your Hoses have vowed sweet revenge, promising to pound the Guns like the fist of an angry god, in 12 bouts of face-thumping mayhem.
(They didn’t really say that, I’m hoping to incite both sides with a little travel writer trash talk.)
Proceeds from the boxing event will support the new regional Children’s Advocacy Center, a neutral child-friendly place where law enforcement officers, child protection services, and prosecutor’s offices from more than 6 counties can bring children for a forensic interview due to an allegation of abuse or neglect. They will also support Angels for Isaac, a non-profit charity for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.
The participants come from around the tri-state area including: Aurora, Rising Sun, Greendale, Madison, Lawrenceburg, East Enterprise (Indiana); Colerain and Whitewater Township (Ohio); and, Hebron, Covington, and Ghent (Kentucky). This year’s event will be hosted by celebrity ring announcer, Jon Prell, WKDQ on air personality from the morning show in Evansville, Indiana, and Kentucky.
The event kicks off at 7:00 pm at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Indiana, near Vevay (Switzerland County). You can get your tickets from Ticketmaster.com, or the Belterra Casino Resort.
Photo credit: 911 Gives Hope (Southeast) website