TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Members of our emergency services agencies come
out in full force for the 126th ANNUAL POLICE GAMES. A day of friendly
competition and feats of showmanship, this long-standing tradition showcases
the abilities of regional police divisions, military police and Toronto Fire
units while raising funds for the Toronto Police Widows & Orphans Fund. This
key fundraising initiative takes place at ROGERS CENTRE on SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 4, 2008.
These divisional teams, who prove their mettle each year in events such
as TUG OF WAR, the BIKE RELAY and the HERO'S COURSE return to navigate their
way to the podium for another year. Recognizing the contributions from their
four-legged friends, the police dogs and horses also get their chance on the
field to show off their skills and abilities.
A tradition dating back to 1883, the ANNUAL POLICE GAMES began as an
opportunity for emergency services agencies to interact with different
divisions and the community. Organized by the Toronto Police Amateur Athletic
Association (TPAAA), these games showcase and celebrate the achievements and
abilities of the Toronto Police Service, Military Police, York Regional
Police, Durham Regional Police and Peel Regional Police to name a few.
Over the years, the ANNUAL POLICE GAMES has also become pivotal in
raising money for the TORONTO POLICE WIDOWS & ORPHANS FUND. An organization
dedicated to helping the families of fallen members of the forces, this fund
serves approximately 8,500 active and retired members and has paid over
$14 million since 1984 in survivor benefits.
When: Saturday, October 4, 2008
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Tickets: $15.00 general admission
$58.00 family pack (2 adults and 2 children)
For further information:
For further information: including interview opportunities, hi-res
photos & broll footage, please contact: Kendra Hunter, Rogers Centre
Communications, (416) 341-1237; Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association,