Guns ‘N Hoses Team with Buccaneers for Charity

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines police and firefighters are on thin ice, and they're happy to do it.

Wednesday evening they joined Des Moines Buccaneer hockey players at Brenton Skating Plaza to raise money for the Des Moines Blank Children’s Hospital’s Child Life Program.

The program helps children facing a life-threatening illness feel like they are living a normal life by giving them access to things like toys, iPads, and video games.

The event also gave police a chance to meet community members in a more relaxed situation.

“The contacts that people have with police aren't always as positive, so this gives us a chance from the police side of things to let people know that we're human and that we have a kind side to us” said Guns ‘N Hoses President Travis Hamilton.

Wednesday’s event was friendly, next month bragging rights will be on the line.

Des Moines fire fighters will face off against police officers during the annual Guns ‘N Hoses hockey game on March 26 at Bucs Arena.

The police currently hold the trophy and want the fire fighters to know that they, according to Hamilton, are going “back to back”.

Tickets are $15 and the money will also benefit the Child Life Program.