Gather your friends and family for a fun afternoon of competition, camaraderie, and community. Every year public safety agencies in the Grand Valley come together to host a broomball tournament benefiting a local charity. On Sunday November 19th, The Grand Junction Fire Department, The Grand Junction Police Department, Clifton Fire District, and other public safety agencies will be hosting this year’s Broomball Blitz at the Glacier Ice Arena. The event starts at 4:30, and general admission to the competition is $3.00 at the door.
Brian Kretschman, a GJFD Engineer that helped organize the event said, “This is a really fun, and very competitive event that goes to a good cause here in town.” Last year Clifton Fire District won the tournament, and are expected to be competitive again this year. GJFD and GJPD are both hopeful to win the tournament this year. Kretschman said, “I’ll be playing, and I can tell you there is a good possibility that this will be more fun to watch than the Broncos game.”
The Grand Junction Fire Department and Grand Junction Police Department are excited to participate this year because all proceeds from ticket sales will be going to benefit a public safety family here in town. Both the mother and father have worked in law enforcement, and recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Axel. However, Axel was born at just 29 weeks with significant medical needs. He stayed at Denver Children’s hospital for four months and was recently released to come home. All of the proceeds from this year’s Broomball Blitz will go to help the family offset his medical expenses.
For more information on this event please contact the Community Outreach Office of the Grand Junction Fire Department at GJfirePIO@gjcity.org or by phone at (970)549-5858.