Londonderry police and firefighters rise to fundraising challenge
By APRIL GUILMET
Union Leader Correspondent | August 17. 2014 9:13PM
Londonderry Police dispatch supervisor Bobby Jones threw a pitch at Friday night's Police vs. Firefighters softball game. The two town departments raised nearly $1000 for Camp Pride in the days leading up to the game. (APRIL GUILMET/Union Leader Correspondent)
Londonderry cop and fire charity Members of the Londonderry Fire Department accepted former Town Councilor Mark Oswald's Ice Bucket Challenge following Friday night's softball game. The firefighters in turn challenged the Londonderry Police after losing to them 16:8. April Guilmet
Traditionally, members of the Londonderry fire and police departments have made a sizeable donation to the Londonderry Lions Club to support the camp.
“They stepped up and presented me with personal checks signed to Camp Pride,” he said.
Halfway into the game, several members of the local police force slipped checks into Detective Chris Olson’s hands.
For the past four years, the police team has won the annual event that’s sparked much friendly rivalry over the years. Friday’s game was no exception: the police took home the coveted trophy with a final score of 16 to 8.
Called out by former Town Councilor Mark Oswald to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, the Londonderry firefighters returned to the field, splashing buckets of frigid water over their own heads and drenching Fire Chief Darren O’Brien.