Guns and Hoses Basketball Charity Game to pit cops against firefighters

JOPLIN, Mo. – John Boyd of Bright Futures Joplin talked with Michael Hayslip about the upcoming Guns and Hoses Basketball Game. It pits the Joplin Police Department against the Joplin Fire Department in a game that raises money for Bright Futures Joplin.

“Our goal is to raise as much money as we can with this one big bash, in order to be ready to help kids succeed during the 2021-22 school year, which is right around the corner,” said Bright Futures Joplin Coordinator Sarah Coyne. “Knowing that sponsors and friends are going to come out and have a great time is fantastic, and it helps us get our budget in line so we know what we’re up against for the coming year.”

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Joplin High School Gym, 2104 Indiana. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are free for kids and students, and $5 for adults.