FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are teaming up with the Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Benevolent Association to host the First Annual Guns N' Hoses charity soccer match at Lockhart Stadium on July 9 at 2:00p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and proceeds go toward the recovery and medical expenses of Hollywood firefighter Derek Avilez who was paralyzed last year while spending the day at the beach with his wife and children.
“Our hope is to make this an annual event for years to come," said Strikers representative James Armold. "To collaborate with a wonderful organization, give back to the community, and help Derek and his family is a fantastic opportunity. We want to help in the relief of Derek’s medical bills and recovery expenses.”
In addition to the charity match, the firefighters will also be raffling off two round-trip airline tickets with Spirit Airlines, two 2012 Strikers season tickets, an official World Cup soccer ball, and two tickets to the MLS match between the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union on October 20.