Police vs. fire golf tournament pits agencies against each other for charity

By Kim Lincoln | May 11, 2017
Courtesy of: Goose River Golf Club An Emergency Responder Police vs. Fire Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 17, at Goose River Golf Club.

Rockport — There is nothing more competitive than police personnel vs. firefighters and that rivalry will hit the greens Saturday, June 17, in the region's first golf tournament that pits the two agencies against one another in a friendly competition.

The Emergency Responder Police vs. Fire Golf Tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Goose River Golf Club.

The tournament is the brainchild of Rockport Fire Chief Jason Peasley and Goose River's new golf professional, Alex Plummer. Peasley is looking for interested emergency responders to gather teams to come together, have some fun and raise money for good causes. A trophy will be presented to the winning team or agency.

"The big thing with fire, police and EMS is we like to work together and have fun together," Peasley said, noting this is a great way to get people together to have fun and help out in a positive way.

The cost is $50 per person, or $200 per team. One quarter of the proceeds will go to the golf course and the other three quarters will be split between fire and police, to be donated to a charity of each of their choosing. Peasley said firefighters will likely donate their proceeds to aid youth burn victims.

He also is looking for businesses to sponsor each hole for $100 and also is looking for donations of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and potato chips for a barbecue to be held after the tournament.

To participate, players must register with Peasley by Thursday, June 1; registration fees will be collected at the event. For more information, to signup or to donate, contact Peasley at 446-8620 or firechief@town.rockport.me.us.

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