The 20th Annual Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event includes Street Party and Poker Tournament
Jacksonville, Fla., Mar. 13, 2018 – The 20th Annual Guns N Hoses event is right around the corner on Saturday, April 21 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Amateur boxers – both men and women – go head-to-head in the ring while helping to raise money for the FOP Foundation and local charities. Police and firefighters will “Fight for a Better Community,” and for the coveted title.
“Guns N Hoses has raised over $1.8 million for charities since our inception in 1999,” said David Stevens, chair of the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation. “What an incredible honor it has been to see the impact this event has made in the community and how much fun people have coming out to our event each year.”
The event’s entertainment begins with a street party starting at 3:30 p.m. where Nashville singer and songwriter, Jared Ashley, will headline the party. Don’t Call Me Shirley will also perform. There will be Jim Beam booths, fun zones, food trucks, family-friendly activities and more.
Doors open to the arena at 5:30 p.m. and the bell rings at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity judges of the night include Sal Gonzalez, a crowd favorite contestant on America’s Got Talent, and former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker, Tom McManus. Club seats are $55, reserved seats are $40 and general admission is $15.
The Fraternal Order of Police will also be hosting a poker tournament on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at bestbet Jacksonville on 201 Monument Road. Event registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 100 people. The first prize winner will receive an official Guns N’ Hoses Championship Belt, plus cash. For more information, contact Matt Clements at (904) 509-4424 or (904) 398-7010.
Tickets for Guns N Hoses are currently on sale at GunsNHosesJax.com or at the FOP office at 5530 Beach Boulevard. Sponsors include Arlington Toyota, the Leb Family, Southern Coast Roofing, Budweiser, Jack Daniels and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Alex Bergamo at 904-993-5218.
About Guns N’ Hoses
Jacksonville’s Guns N’ Hoses event is put on by the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation and is their largest fundraiser of the year. It is the one time of the year the city’s first responders become rivals vying for the title and bragging rights for the year. The firefighters and police officers are all amateur boxers who began training for the fights in January. The matches consist of three one-minute rounds. Fighters will be in full pads and safety equipment. The winner receives the coveted title trophy. For more information, visit gunsnhosesjax.com.
Guns N Hoses Weigh-In Party
Join us at the Fraternal Order of Police as we kick off the 2018 Guns n Hoses Charity Boxing Tournament on April 17th! Support Jacksonville’s First Responders at the Weigh-In and enjoy getting to know all the fighters.
Food and drink will be provided for all, and there will be a DJ to keep the party going!
Admission to Weigh-In Party is FREE, so bring the whole family for a night of fun.
Guns N Hoses Poker Tournament
Join us at bestbest on Monument Road for a Guns & Hoses Poker Tournament! Winner receives a title belt and cash prizes!
Registration is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
Event is limited to the first 100 people!
Call (904) 993-5218 to reserve your space in advance.
First responders turned amateur boxers begin sparring during training for Guns N’ Hoses
WHAT: Police officers and firefighters participating in this year’s Guns N’ Hoses will get into the ring for training
WHEN: Starting Monday, Feb. 13
- Police train on Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Firefighters train Monday through Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: 648 East Union Street. Jacksonville, FL 32202
DETAILS: Jacksonville’s police officers and firefighters turned amateur boxers will begin sparring during training for the 2017 Guns N’ Hoses event. The sparring will start approximately 30 minutes into the training sessions.
The 19th annual Guns N’ Hoses event will take place on April 22, 2017 and the entertainment will begin with a street party featuring live entertainment from Big Engine and plenty of family activities. R. Lee Ermey is coming back as the celebrity guest. Ermey won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his role in “Full Metal Jacket” and was the voice of Sarge from the “Toy Story” films. Ermey is a retired U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant.
Tickets are currently on sale at gunsnhosesjax.com, at ticketmaster.com or at the FOP office located at 5530 Beach Boulevard.
Training for Guns N’ Hoses begins
WHAT: The amateur boxers representing the police at this year’s Guns N’ Hoses will begin training for the main event.
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 3 p.m.
WHERE: 648 East Union Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
DETAILS: Jacksonville’s police officers turned amateur boxers will begin training for the 2017 Guns N’ Hoses event. The training will start at approximately 3 p.m. and will include physician exams and cardio work. The first few training sessions will consist of getting the boxers ready for the ring and they should start sparring in early February. The date for the firefighters training has not yet been determined.
The 19th annual Guns N’ Hoses event will take place on April 22, 2017 and the entertainment will begin with a street party that includes plenty of family activities. R. Lee Ermey is coming back as the celebrity guest. Ermey won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his role in “Full Metal Jacket” and was the voice of Sarge from the “Toy Story” films. Ermey is a retired U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant.