Members of the Town of Mamaroneck Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and (FD) will square off as friendly rivals at a flag football game at in Larchmont on Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. to benefit Wounded Warriors, a charity to assist injured military service members.
But what was originally planned as a members-only event to boost morale eventually blossomed into a community wide effort to draw support for an important cause.
“This was initially proposed last year just as a simple get together between the town's first responders, but we were unable to do it because of scheduling conflicts and field availability. As a result, we had a whole year to plan and we decided that we'd try to make it an event not only for us, but for the community, and possibly to benefit a charity,” said Brendan Ward, the Town of Mamaroneck PBA president.
And it wouldn’t be a football game without the proper provisions beforehand; the festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with a barbeque.
“As this is our first year doing this, we're emphasizing this event as more of a inter-departmental and community gathering. Both the PBA and the FD, and the sponsors are contributing their own funds and time to make this event a success, and any proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project would be an added bonus,” added Ward.
Although admission to the game will be free of charge, the PBA and FD hope to raise money for Wounded Warriors through food and PBA t-shirt sales as well as raffles for goods and services from local merchants including sponsors like , Poland Spring Water, Snapple and Apple Provisions.
Let the games begin!