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Eastern Iowa firefighters and police officers have fun, help kids

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Eastern Iowa firefighters and police officers got a chance to have some fun Sunday.

The Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation held the 4th annual Fire Bowl at Coe College. It's a flag football tournament that raises money for charity.

This year the money is going to Sparky's Truck, a program created by the foundation. The truck provides toys, games, and even gift cards for kids and families at St. Luke's Hospital's Center for Women and Children's Health.

"We want to put activities, games, technology in the hands of kids who are hospitalized," said Sean Beard, President of the Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation. "So they can kind of forget about the tests, the shots, the medicines, forget about the hardship of being in a hospital so they can kind of have fun."

10 teams played in the tournament.

The event raised $38,700.


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