The City of Bristol hosts an event each year that brings out our local heroes to enjoy a little friendly competition. The American Red Cross will be the beneficiary of this year’s event proceeds. “The American Red Cross is a perfect fit for us. They partner with us throughout the year on fire scenes where families are left homeless and insure that the families have a place to stay, food and hygiene items. They also work closely with us in the Smoke Alarm Installation Program” said Asst. Chief Jack Spurgeon with Bristol Fire and Rescue.
The Bristol Virginia Fire Department will be playing the Bristol Tennessee Fire and Rescue while the Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be going up against the Bristol Virginia Police Department. Bristol’s Police departments will be playing the first game beginning at 7:00 PM with the Fire Departments finishing out the evening.
For weeks prior to the game each of the four teams has the opportunity to practice on the home court at Viking Hall. The winning teams take the prized trophy back to their departments to be displayed for the year. MVP’s are selected from the two games and these players are awarded an individual trophy.
The games will take place on Friday, March 11 at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend. A 3 dollar donation is suggested at the door. Come out and cheer-on your favorite hero while helping those in need.
For more information contact Angie Rutherford, Communications and Media Manager, 423-764-4171or e-mail: [email protected]