Archive for Thursday, November 13, 2008

Boxing fundraiser slated for Saturday

November 13, 2008

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Three Lawrence police officers will be throwing punches at fellow emergency responders Saturday night to raise money for charity.

Officers Mike McAtee, Laurie Scott and Kirk Fultz will box in the fourth annual Guns 'N Hoses Charity Boxing Event at 7 p.m. Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. They'll take on firefighters and other public safety officers from the surrounding area.

The event at Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh St., raises money for two causes. Seventy-five percent of the money will go toward the Kansas City Crime Commission's Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund, which provides financial assistance to spouses and children of local emergency personnel killed in the line of duty. The remaining 25 percent goes to amateur youth boxing programs in the Kansas City area that combat juvenile delinquency.

Tickets cost between $10 and $30, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at (913) 888-7766, ext. 844.

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