and firemen fight for children
Guns & Hoses charity boxing set for April 2
and firefighters put their lives on the line everyday. April 2
will be no different when local police and firemen take to the
boxing ring at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa - with all
proceeds from the event going to help support the new regional
Childrens Advocacy Center that opened in September 2009
This event mirrors what these brave men do every day - help children.
The Childrens Advocacy Center (CAC) is a neutral child-friendly
place where law enforcement officers, child protection services,
and prosecutors offices from more than six counties can
bring children for a forensic interview due to an allegation of
abuse or neglect.
Its working, noted Barb Bowling, who is the
director of Children and Family Services at Versailles. Bowling
told The Versailles Republican the center has made a big difference
with the manner in which they interview children. She remembers
some of the worst interviews and says the center is paramount
to getting convictions in child abuse/neglect cases.
The Guns & Hoses charity boxing match, set to begin at 7:00
p.m., is being spearheaded by 911 Gives Hope and will feature
16 boxing matches. Each fight is three rounds and is judged by
boxing officials. The event will be hosted by celebrity ring announcer,
Bob the Producer, from WEBN radio station, Cincinnati.
Police from a variety of agencies will take to the ring, including
Ripley Countys Corky Houseworth, a deputy with the Ripley
County Sheriffs Office. Deputy Houseworth is an accomplished
triathalon participant who is a tough competitor. He has competed
in the Ironman.
Others competing from the law enforcement (Guns) side include:
Andy Cline, Wayne Davis, Troy Cochran, Matt Haviland, Mark True,
Rodney Markland, Dan Craig, Dave Ellis, William Watterson, Seth
Melton, Tony Blodgett, Max Socks, Ken Losekamp, TJ Pendergast,
and Jonathan Kolb.
Participating firemen (Hoses) include: Jason Richardson, Chris
Berkley, James Navin, David Huckleby, Nick Ferrigno, Andy Brookbank,
Mike Martin, Mike Witterstaetter, Will Putnam, Donnie Dick, Don
Wallace, Eric Dauer, Matt True, Shannon Snelling, and Nick Chase.
These fierce competitors come from the tri-state area - Indiana,
Ohio, and Kentucky. Tickets are now available at Ticketmaster,
Belterra Casino Resort, and Spa; and any Friendship State Bank
These tickets are going fast so dont delay in ordering yours.
All of the proceeds will go to the CAC and ultimately children.