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AFD vs. APD Charity Basketball Game Raises $7,000 for Alameda Family Services

Police Officers won the game, 44-40, but more importantly, this fundraising event brought in more than $7,000 for the local nonprofit that provides vital programs for the community.

From Alameda Fire Department:

On Friday May 3, the Alameda Firefighters faced off against the Alameda Police Officers in what turned out to be a .

While Police Officers won the game, 44-40, more importantly, this fundraising event brought in more than $7,000 for Alameda Family Services.

Several hundred people were in attendance, enjoying the game while participating in pre-game and half time activities. Members from both teams enjoyed playing as well, especially knowing the importance of this fundraising event.

“The Fire Department was happy to participate in this event and assist in such a worthy fundraising effort," Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi said. "We look forward to partnering with the Police Department in future events and an AFD victory."

“It was a great night of fun for both police and fire and their families as well as the entire community of Alameda," Police Chief Mike Noonan added. "I am happy public safety was able to help raise money for such an amazing organization like Alameda Family Services."

Alameda Family Services helps individuals and families through counseling, Head Start, Early Head Start, school-based Health Centers, Homeless Youth Services, and other programs. AFS is a 501(c)(3) organization, funded through grants, contracts and private donations.

JSanders May 10, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Great to know that our 200k per year heros are having fun.

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