The Goodyear Police and Fire Unions have been playing in an annual charity football game since 2006. The 8th Annual Guns vs. Hoses Charity Football game will be held at the Goodyear Spring Training Facility located at 1933 South Ballpark Way in Goodyear. The ballpark is the home of the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, but on November 2, 2013 the ball field will be converted into a football field. This year’s event will have a slight twist to the previous seven years. This year the Goodyear Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to play against the service members of Luke Air Force Base. The money raised from this event will be donated to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) Southwest Valley Specialty & Urgent Care Center and Operation Home Front.
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across a network of field offices, and has met more than 750,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, and with an A rating by the American Philanthropy Institute, 95 percent of all donations to Operation Homefront goes to its programs. For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit www.operationhomefront.net
Since the opening of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Southwest Valley Specialty & Urgent Care Center in March 2013, the expansion and growth of the facility has been rapid. The SWVC opened with 8 divisions working limited sessions. They now have 12 specialty divisions providing clinic services, and will have 16 by the end of the year. Urgent Care has been the area that has shown the needs of the community. PCH had anticipated approximately 5,000 urgent care patients for 2013. As of today – they have seen 6,273 patients since opening (in 6 months). Please consider making a significant gift to this Center to help future growth reach fruition. The new facility is PCH’s largest satellite specialty pediatric clinic and urgent care center. This hospital relies heavily on the generosity of the community. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has touched everyone’s family in one way or another and this is a great opportunity to give back to this great hospital to secure its continued success in the West Valley.
The event will ask for a $5 donation per person or $20 per family at the gate which will go directly to PCH Southwest Valley Specialty & Urgent Care Center and Operation Home Front. Any donation given will be 100% tax deductible as allowed by law through the Goodyear Police Officers Association Charity Foundation. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the number/email listed.
Detective J. Mattie #1129