Ponca City firefighters are striking out the cold this weekend

Ponca City Now - September 23, 2014 9:04 am

Firefighters are banding together to help area children this Saturday and it’s not by fighting fire. They’re hosting a bowling tournament to raise money so they can buy winter coats.

Joe Raymond, event organizer said it isn’t too late to register.

“Yes we have plenty of places, we need more teams.," Raymond said. "We would really love to have a bunch more teams register.”

They prefer teams register in advance by emailing Raymond at [email protected]. However, if you can’t do that teams can register the day of at either of the two time slots. Teams can choose to play at 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. Then at the end of the day a first, second and third place team will be named and win a cash prize.

Raymond said this is in conjunction with the International Association of Firefighters’ Operation Warm.

"The money that we raise is going toward that cause of purchasing approximately 100 winter coats for Ponca City area children," Raymond said. "They’re new coats, they are made in the USA and just trying to bring those coats here to Ponca City."

A four person team registration is $100. It’s an 8 pin, no tap tournament, open to all ages and you bowl a three game series. You can also sponsor a lane for $100 and signs will continue to hang for four weeks after the event.


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