On Saturday April 18th, 2020 at 6:30 pm, the City of Jacksonville’s Police Officers and Firefighters will defend their city when they face off against the NYPD police and Corrections Boxing Team in the 22nd Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Boxing Event!
When the bell tolls, the men and women entering the ring will not be professional fighters, instead they will be the same police officers and firefighters who serve and protect the citizens of Jacksonville on a daily basis. Each participant devotes hundreds of training hours to prepare for the matches that benefit their community
Guns N’ Hoses was originally modeled after a like event in Houston, Texas with the goal of raising funds to help local charities in need. From its modest beginning at the Morrocco Shrine Auditorium to the University of North Florida Arena to the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Guns N’ Hoses has raised over $1.6 Million over the last 21 years. These funds have been distributed to local charities through the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Foundation and the Jacksonville Firefighter’s Charities.
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.