UMD public safety squads take on Maryland students to raise money for sick kids

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Firefighters and police officers took on University of Maryland students Friday night to raise money for sick children.

The Hoops for The Kids: Lights’n Sirens Edition game was supposed to pit the winners of a game between the University of Maryland Police Department and the College Park Volunteer Fire Department. That game ended in a tie and the two teams combined forces to take on a student team that won its side of the tournament bracket.

Money raised by the entry fees, approximately $2000 according to a police spokeswoman, will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network through the TerpThon campaign.