Northeast Times

Police, fire football team to play on Saturday

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North­east Phil­adelphia res­id­ents will get a chance to see Phil­adelphia’s po­lice and fire foot­ball team on their home turf after all.

This Sat­urday’s game between the Phil­adelphia Blue Flame and the San Diego En­for­cers has been moved to North­east High School’s Charlie Mar­tin Sta­di­um. Ori­gin­ally, it was to be held in Wild­wood, N.J.

The En­for­cers are a team of San Diego-area po­lice of­ficers. Kick­off is at 1 p.m. Ad­mis­sion costs $5 at the gate. All pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit Blue Flame char­it­ies in­clud­ing the Po­lice Sur­viv­ors Fund, the Fire­fight­er Wid­ows Fund and the Sgt. Patrick Mc­Don­ald Me­mori­al Schol­ar­ship Fund.

The Blue Flame, a non-profit or­gan­iz­a­tion, has donated more than $226,000 to char­it­ies since its found­ing in 2004. The team is com­prised of pro­fes­sion­al po­lice, fire­fight­ers and para­med­ics from Phil­adelphia and sur­round­ing com­munit­ies. It com­petes in the Na­tion­al Pub­lic Safety Foot­ball League. ••

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