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La Crosse Police defeats Fire Department in first ever "Guns 'n Hoses" Softball Game

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – One team uses guns, the other uses hoses. On Sunday, the La Crosse Police and Fire Departments armed themselves—with a softball bat.

For the inaugural “Guns 'n Hoses” charity softball game, the two departments took over the Lumberyard at Copeland Park on Sunday afternoon. La Crosse Police defeated the La Crosse Fire, 10-2.

Half of all ticket sale went towards “Justice for a Cure” and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"It's just a great opportunity to come out and do some charity work within the community, have a lot of fun. I mean Police and Fire are always a little bit competitive, it's just a great day,” La Crosse Fire Chief Gregg Cleveland said.

"Well I don't know if there is a best part, there's so many things going on today. I think the best part is seeing families, families from the fire department and the police department coming out, interacting, having some fun and raising some money,” La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer said.

Western Technical College also donated $300 to the winning team's charity, Justice for a Cure.


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