During our weekly episode of You Down With EPD? we were joined by EPD Special Projects Coordinator Taylor Merriss, and Captain Dave Weiss from the Evansville Fire Department. With Guns & Hoses only a couple of weeks away, you know we had to talk about the annual charity boxing event between cops and firefighters. We talked about fighter weigh-ins happening this week, and we want to remind everyone about getting the tickets to G&H.

Why Is It Important for Guns & Hoses to Succeed?

I don't feel like I'm using hyperbole when I say that Guns & Hoses is one of the most important events in the Evansville area each year. Sure, it's a super entertaining event for everyone who attends, and it creates a great rivalry between our first responders - but that's not what it's really about. What Guns & Hoses is really about is raising a ton of money for a bunch of deserving children's charities in our area. The fact is, when Guns & Hoses doesn't happen (like in 2020), or if it doesn't do well, the ones that feel the sting the most are the young people that need our help the most - THAT is why it is so important for G&H to succeed.

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So, how can you help it succeed? Simple, buy tickets. As a reminder, here's what you need to know - Guns & Hoses is on Saturday, August 28th at the Ford Center. Tickets are on sale at the Ford Center box office and online at Ticketmaster.com

Wanna See the G&H Boxers Weigh In?

In my opinion, one of the best parts of any boxing/combat sporting event is the fighter weigh-in. Of course, there's the drama of whether or not the fighters will make weight - that's not really an issue with Guns & Hoses - plus, the fighters get to see each other and we get to see them face off. The weigh-ins for Guns & Hoses are happening this Friday, August 13th at Marina Pointe. It's a free event and it's open to everyone.

Me, Liberty, Taylor, and Dave talk about all that and more, and you can hear it all here.

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