Today, the Maryland Black Bears announced that their January 5th home game against the Northeast Generals will be “Guns and Hoses Night,” a hockey night dedicated to the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Department. The trio will partner up to raise money for the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, which benefits the Police Department’s Youth Activity Program and the Fire Department’s Community CPR Training. The Maryland Black Bears organization will donate 25% of each ticket sold when this unique “Guns and Hoses” link is used.
Players from the Maryland Heroes Hockey League, a league made up of local police officers and firefighters, will compete in a hockey shootout during the first intermission. During the second intermission, there will be a Police vs. Fire department mystery game that will be unveiled the week of Guns and Hoses night.
“We look forward to saluting the Anne Arundel County Police and Firefighters during the game and raising money to support causes important to them that help our community,” said Maryland Black Bears President Robyn Remick. “This is our first big community fundraising effort and we’re excited to host 45 kids from the Anne Arundel Police Department’s Youth Activities Program who will be part of our “Ice Crew” and members of the Maryland Heroes League who will compete in a (hockey) shootout during intermission.”
“We are very thankful and appreciative of the Maryland Black Bears Organization for their support,” said Police Chief Tim Altomare. “Events like these truly make a difference in our communities, and we are thankful that the Black Bears have taken home in Anne Arundel County.”
“We are excited to partner with the Maryland Black Bears for this public safety night,” said Fire Captain Russ Davies. “The successful outcomes of victims of cardiac arrests which have occurred at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena demonstrate the importance of citizen CPR and access to public AEDs. This is a very beneficial partnership which will further citizen CPR training.”