Fourth Annual Guns & Hoses Tennis Tournament
By Robert Lopez, Station 9
The San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Fire Department work together every day to keep our great city safe. We are coming together once again, with the generous assistance of the San Francisco Tennis Club, the San Francisco Police Officers’ Association and Firefighters’ Local 798 to host “Guns and Hoses”, a charity tennis challenge to raise money for two worthy causes.

The “Guns and Hoses” Charity Tennis Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2005, at the beautiful San Francisco Tennis Club located at 5th and Brannan Streets from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will pair a San Francisco police officer or firefighter with a member of the San Francisco Tennis Club in a friendly, but competitive, evening of tennis. Players will compete at their own level. In addition to the doubles challenge, the event will include dinner, exhibitions, silent auction, raffle prizes and a fast serve contest.

Funds raised by entry fees, donors, and sponsors will be divided between two organizations. We will donate our proceeds to the San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program, which provides toys to needy children (Tax ID # 94-2598851). The police department will donate their proceeds to the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to law enforcement families who have experienced a catastrophic event (Tax ID #91-2006597).

Sign up now to participate in this fun-filled event that will host a wide range of player levels. Your $100.00 donation includes the entry fee, dinner, drinks and outstanding auction and raffle prizes. But wait, that’s not all ... this year the San Francisco Tennis Club is completely waiving their membership initiation fee. If you would like to join us as an observer or fan, a $30.00 donation will entitle you to dinner, refreshments and great entertainment.

For an application or further information, you may contact the following individuals:

SFFD Lieutenant Robert Lopez
Station 9, 650-344-8268

SFPD Lieutenant Anna Brown
EEO Unit, 415-553-1180

SF Tennis Club
Delyse Pretorius, 777-9000, ext 295


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