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Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 9:46 AM

“These brave men and women protect us and bring us through our worst hour, it’s a fitting salute to their service and to help those they left behind; helping them get through their worst nightmare”

This November (2nd thru 4th), All Sports Arena in New Port Richey hosts the annual “Fallen Officers and Firefighters Roller Hockey Tournament” to raise money for the families of these fallen heroes in their state of the art facility.

This prestigious hockey tournament, hosts teams compiled of law enforcement officers and firefighters from Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk counties. Each team pays a $350.00 entry fee to participate, with all of the proceeds (entrée fee + money raised) being donated to the Gold Shield program.

The Gold Seal Program was established in 1981, by the “Foundation to Help the Families of Police Officers and Firefighters who Died in the Line of Duty”, when two firefighters and one police officer were killed in Hillsborough County, Florida, serving in the line of duty.

The late George M. Steinbrenner (former Principal owner of the New York Yankees) established the foundation to ensure that the families of these fallen heroes would be taken care of in their time of need, as their loved ones did for us.

This annual event has been a smash hit for the foundation over the years, and the teams not only enjoy playing a great game of hockey. They also enjoy the ability to relax, have some fun, and take part in the camaraderie while raising money for the families of their friends.

“It’s an honor to host this event for the community and those families who lost their loved ones. It’s so amazing to see the community come together and support those in need. That’s why this event is so important to us at All Sports Arena, and we hope to host it for years to come” says Matt Garry, owner of All Sports Arena

WHAT: Fallen Officers and Firefighters Roller Hockey Tournament
TIME: Varies, call the arena for exact times
WHEN: November 2nd through November 4, 2012
WHERE: All Sports Arena – 7716 Rutillo Ct, New Port Richey, FL 34653
COST: $350.00 per team / Admission (Call for more info)

If you are interested in entering your team or want more information call Matt Garry at 727-845-7808 or e mail him at

Interviews with All Sports Arena are available. Please contact:
Your Publicity Company, LLC
(888) 368-9081 (Toll Free)
(813) 569-2468
PO Box 637
Odessa, FL 33556

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