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Fire & Police Winter Games secures a sponsor
RUMFORD -- Brenda Espinoza, executive director of the International Fire & Police Winter Games, has teamed up with local business man, Dan Reed, owner of Snookies Beef Jerky, a corporate sponsor, to promote the Winter Games. Reed has also supplied an assortment of Snookies Beef Jerky flavors to accompany Espinoza on the road with her trade shows, contributing to the IFPWG fundraising efforts to raise money for the Shriners Children's Hospital and Special Olympics.
"It is essential," stated Espinoza, "to bring in sponsors on many levels to help fund the games, ensuring the success of the event which we hope to continue bringing athletes and their families back to Maine to enjoy our beautiful mountains, small towns, and the people of Western Maine.
Sunday River Ski Resort is the host of the 2012 Winter Games, January 15-20, 2012 and will include not only the skiing events, but also a welcome party, entertainment, awards ceremonies, and closing ceremony banquet with music and dancing.
Special accommodation and lift ticket rates have been negotiated for the event through the International Fire & Police Winter Games Organization to help grow the event and allow the athletes, family, and friends to come using this time as a winter vacation.
The Kora Shriners Temple in Lewiston will host the opening ceremony on January 15th, where athletes, family and friends will meet and be greeted by the IFPWG Committee, the Shriners Potentate, city Officials, and fire and police dignitaries. Entertainment for the opening will be in grand style organized by Rob Simmons, IFPWG ceremonial director, and the games will be deemed officially opened.
When you think of winter sports, you can't help but to think hockey, so the IFPWG has a new look for the 2012 hockey tournament, located at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, where law enforcement agencies will meet head on with firefighter agencies at "The Maine Event, Battle on Ice."
This is a charity event and proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit both the Shriners Children's Hospital, Burn Center in Boston, and Special Olympics.
To learn how you can be a sponsor of these games, contact the International Fire & Police Winter Games at 357-5687 or go online to www.ifpwg.com to learn more. Fire, police, military and EMS departments can donate any amount and display their patch, showing support for the games on the IFPWG sponsor website.