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Aurora cops hold fundraiser for trip to World Police Games

Updated: January 1, 2013 6:24AM

The Aurora Police Department softball team is holding a fundraiser Friday to help defer costs for their planned trip to the World Police & Fire Games this summer in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The event will be held at Ballydoyle Irish Pub and Restaurant, 28 W. New York St., in downtown Aurora beginning at 7 p.m. It will feature a wine tasting, 50/50 and other raffles, a silent auction, and live music from the band “28 Days”. There is a $5 donation required for both the wine tasting, which will take place from 7-9 p.m., and cover for the band which takes the stage at 9:30. Donations will be accepted at the door.

The officers who make up the team are also seeking items, gift certificates, and services that could be raffled off or used at the event. All donated items will be prominently featured and displayed that night.

More information is available from Aurora Officer James Brown at (630) 688-7210.

The World Police and Fire Games are held every other year in locations all over the world. Police and firefighters compete together in more than 60 sports from boxing to bike racing. About 10,000 people will compete in the games scheduled for Aug. 1-10.

Two years ago, the Aurora fire department’s dodgeball team came home with a gold medal.

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