The first Guns ‘n Hoses Wichita boxing tournament between area law enforcement officers and firefighters is set for this coming Friday, April 27th, and the boxers are “spoiling for a fight.”
“The tournament is only four days away, and the 22 boxers who will box in the tournament are ready to get into the ring,” said Crime Stoppers Board Chairman Galen Davis. Davis also said time is growing short for those who want to purchase tickets to the event.
“Online ticket sales will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24th. Beginning on April 25th, all tickets will be sold at the day-of-the-event price and must be picked up at the Beech Activity Center the night of the tournament.”
Tickets to the event may be purchased online at www.GunsNHosesWichita.org until midnight on Tuesday, or by contacting the Crime Commission offices at 316-267-1235. General admission tickets are priced at $25. Reserved seat tickets are priced at $100 and $125.
The Guns ‘n Hoses tournament will take place at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central, on the evening of Friday, April 27th. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the boxing beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The tournament will feature 11 bouts between firefighters and law enforcement officers, said Davis. “The winning side, fire or law enforcement, will be awarded the annual traveling trophy. The winner of each bout will also be awarded a championship belt as a memento of his bout in the tournament.”
Major sponsors for the event include Overhead Door, Aero Fence, Journal Broadcast Group, Clear Channel Outdoor Advertising, Spanish Media Group and KAKE-TV.
Proceeds from the event will go to Crime Stoppers and local amateur boxing programs.
Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a 32-year-old non-profit organization made up of citizens against crime that offers rewards for anonymous tips that lead to the arrest of a suspect in a felony crime.
The Wichita Crime Commission is a 60-year-old privately-funded non-profit organization made up of business and civic leaders who work proactively to prevent crime.