Registration has begun for The Ohio Police and Fire Games which will be held in Clermont County, June 8-13, 2014. The 2014 Games will be will be hosted by Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, with James Malloni acting as Overall Coordinator, assisted by Mary Gregory.
The purpose of these games is to support the physical and mental fitness of Ohio’s active and retired law enforcement, firefighter, and military personnel by offering a variety of events in which these participants can compete in an environment of good sport and camaraderie. Proceeds generated from this week-long event are channeled to several charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House, Clermont County’s selected charity (to be named), and others supported by events associated with the Games.
2014 marks the 37th consecutive year this Olympic-style event will be held in Ohio. The Games were restructured in 2008 for the 2009 Games with participants’ requests in mind. Under the new leadership, more than 40 events are offered to first responders who will come not only from Ohio, but from across the United States and other countries as well.
This year’s events will include various shooting events for hand guns and long guns, track & field events, K-9 competitions, softball, soccer, basketball, cycling and running events, swimming, jiu jitsu, traditional wrestling, weight lifting and more. All first responders with skill levels ranging from rookie to expert are invited to participate in the Games. Friends and families are encouraged to attend to support their favorite athletes as most activities are open to the public to watch free of charge. A complimentary program book will be available at the Command Post – Holiday Inn & Suites, Cincinnati Eastgate – as well as at some event venues.
Event details, the schedule of events, and information on eligibility, registration, lodging and sponsorship can be found at the official website: www.TheOhioPoliceandFireGames.org. Silent Auction and Raffle items will be posted at the website and will be on display at the Command Post. We again will collect aluminum pull tabs at the Command Post for the Ronald McDonald House (Cincinnati’s this year). Remember that the proceeds from these events benefit local charities!
Contact Joseph A. Mahan, president of The Ohio Police and Fire Games, at (937) 335-4336, or email mahan@TheOhioPoliceandFireGames.org for additional information. James Malloni can be reached by email at overallcoord@TheOhioPoliceandFireGames.org.
See you in Clermont County in June!