Badge Bowl: Rivalry for a cause - FOX 13 News

Badge Bowl: Rivalry for a cause

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It has been one day since jurors found Dontae Morris guilty of murdering Tampa Police officers, Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis.

As the community waits to learn Morris's fate Tuesday, fellow officers continued their service to the community Saturday.

Firefighters and police competed in the Bagde Bowl,a flag football game that raises money for families of children battling cancer.

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"The bottom line is, united we stand," said Assistant Tampa Police Chief John Bennett." Whether we get hit by a hurricane or somebody gets hit by cancer, or

we have a trying time in our public safety groups, everybody is there for us. I haven't seen it another way. That's why we are the greatest city."

Money raised will benefit the 1Voice Foundation, a non-profit organization in Brandon. 13-year-old Sydney Goodloff attended the Badge Bowl game for the first time.

"I got diagnosed with my brain tumor in 2010. Some days I'm sick and some days I'm not," said Goodloff. "I have friends to help me get through it."

Parent Christina Wolf attended the game with her son Nick, battling cancer for the second time.

"When you're told your child is given this kind of diagnosis, it's not something most people can relate to," Wolf said.

She told FOX 13 she and her husband valued support from friends, family and the community. Firefighter Mike Pease has served as a Badge Bowl organizer for ten years. He said support is key for battling cancer.

"Without friends and family to get you through it, to do it yourself, I dont even think it is possible."

The Tampa Police Department won the game. Final score: police 18, fire 6.

 

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