"Guns & Hoses" Game Set for Saturday


Portion of Ticket Sales for Annual Charity Event to Benefit Shriners Hospital;

Ticket for Charity Match Also Valid for RSL vs. Wizards Contest that Evening


SANDY, Utah (Thursday, May 27, 2010) – For the third consecutive year, Real Salt Lake and XINSURANCE are proud to host the annual “Guns and Hoses” Charity Soccer Match. This year’s contest pitting local police and fire department personnel against each other on the soccer field will take place this Saturday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Tickets for this special community event are available for $15, a price that also secures a seat at Saturday night’s MLS match between Real Salt Lake and the Kansas City Wizards match at 7:00 p.m., also being presented by XINSURANCE. Guns and Hoses tickets for Saturday’s “doubleheader” in Sandy can be purchased through the RSL Ticketing Department by contacting Mitchell Diaz at 801-727-2853 or or online by visiting

“At XINSURANCE we want every Police Officer and Firefighter to be aware of the risks that they have out there in the line of duty. We want to make sure they are covered on and off duty. By participating in this year’s Guns and Hoses game, we are going to be able to raise awareness for our Police Officers and Firefighters everywhere.”

As in the last two years, a portion of each ticket sold for the Guns and Hoses match will be donated to a local charity, with Shriners Hospital serving as the beneficiary of this year’s game. In last year’s contest, the Guns won a hotly-contested match 4-3, but more importantly, more than $1,800 was raised on behalf of the Police and Firefighter Distress Fund.

For this year’s third edition of the charity match, the “Guns” side will combine members of the Utah Highway Patrol, Unified Police Department, Salt Lake County Sheriffs Department, and the Adult Probation and Parole Department to take on the “Hoses” side, which will feature members from the Salt Lake City Fire Department and Unified Fire Authority. To carry over the spirit of the Guns and Hoses match, fire and police response vehicles will be housed at Saturday’s Carnival Real pre-game festival on the Stadium’s East lawn beginning at 5:00 p.m., when fans will be able to take photos with the first responder vehicles and personally thank these heroes of the local community.

For more information on Saturday’s Third Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Soccer Match and other Guns and Hoses events taking place throughout the year, please visit


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