Police games return to Rogers Centre

The 124th annual Police Games, featuring athletic competitions such as bicycle races, obstacle courses, police dogs and tug-of-war contests between divisions of emergency services personnel, returns to the Rogers Centre on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, from 2pm to 5pm in benefit of the Toronto Police Widows & Orphans Fund.

Established in the 1800s thanks to the foresight of a group of officers, this event brings together some of the finest in the Toronto Police Service and Emergency Services units throughout the GTA. Each year, these members gather together in friendly competition demonstrating their agility, physical strength, and fitness while competing against fellow colleagues.

All net proceeds from the show go towards the Toronto Police Widows & Orphans Fund which was established in 1952 to support families when a member of the force passed on. Currently the fund serves approximately 8,500 active and retired members and has paid over $14,000,000 since 1984 in survivor benefits. They are the first to financially support families during their time of grieving.

Tickets are $12 general admission. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge. A family pack of tickets (for 2 adults and 2 children) is $38.