SALT LAKE CITY --Saturday was the 14th Annual "Guns N' Hoses" hockey match between the Unified police and fire departments, and the event aims to raise funds for a charitable cause.
The Utah Grizzlies sponsor the game each year at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, and funds raised by the game are donated to help needy families of police and fire fighters. The police officers form the "Guns" team while firefighters skate for the "Hoses."
Jared Youngman, Utah Grizzlies Vice President, said he's glad to show support and gratitude to the first responders who protect the community.
”It's one of the biggest games for us every year, this game,” he said. “We appreciate the police and firefighters getting involved. It's a great opportunity to give back to those folks who put their life on the line every day for us."
Organizers said, on average, they raise between $8,000 and $10,000 each year, and they said much of that has gone to help family members of police and firefighters who have a serious medical condition.
The Grizzlies are wearing special jerseys commemorating the event at Saturday night’s game. For more information about the team, visit their website.