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Turkey Bowl to Raise Money for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Monday, November 19, 2012

In light of the upsetting destruction of Hurricane Sandy, many local communities are organizing fun local events to help raise awareness, raise money, and raise morale. TinStop, your source for police friendly businesses, found a stunning news article about local police departments, fire departments and military from Portsmouth, NH who are coming together to raise money to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We're committed to bringing you service related news highlighting the dedication of our law enforcement representatives in New Jersey.


Source: Portsmouth Patch

The Portsmouth Police Department will host the “Portsmouth Police Turkey Bowl 2012” on Wednesday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. under the lights at Portsmouth High School on the Tom Daubney Football Field, with the goal of raising money and donations to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

A total of eight teams made up of local police departments, fire departments and military will participate in the double elimination tournament.  Departments participating include Portsmouth PD, Dover PD, York PD,York Beach Fire, Dover Fire, NH Air Guard 157th Security Forces Squadron, Rye PD, Greenland PD, Stratham PD, North Hampton PD, North Hampton Fire, Somersworth PD, Lee PD and NH State Police. Crown Trophy of Portsmouth will be donating a trophy to the winning team.

Members of Portsmouth PD have been making donation runs down to NY and NJ over the past two weeks.  Event organizers include Det. Matthew Hester, Lt. Chris Cummings, Sgt. Rich Webb and Ofc. Steve Blanding of Portsmouth PD, and Ofc. Alex Mitrushi of Dover PD. Det. Hester feels that donations collected at this tournament will make a significant, positive impact on those hit hardest by Sandy, “Portsmouth Police and Portsmouth Fire have been playing a flag football game on Thanksgiving Eve for the past 8 years. With the recent disaster to the New York and New Jersey areas, we truly want to assist in any way we can.  It’s good to get all of these departments together for a positive cause, especially since we are usually brought together only in the bad times.”


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