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Published 2/23/2005

Owens Hosts Basketball Doubleheader to Benefit Toledo Police and Fire Department Families, Feb. 27

Owens Community College, the Buckeye Cable Sports Network and the Toledo Police and Fire Departments are reaching out to families of the brave men and women fighting overseas by hosting Charity Basketball Games on Sunday, February 27. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit families of Toledo Police and Fire Department personnel who have been called to active military duty.

The Buckeye Cable Sports Network All-Stars will play the Toledo Police/Fire Department All-Stars in game one starting at 2 p.m. Game two will feature the Toledo Police Department All-Stars against the Toledo Fire Department All-Stars beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Both games will be played at the Collegeís Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from downtown Toledo. The event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or monetary donation.

Owens Community College has been at the forefront in providing educational training to safety forces for over three decades and is currently home to both the Toledo Police and Fire academies on the Toledo-area Campus. In 2004, the College broke ground for a new $25 million Fire and Police Training Center for Homeland Security.

The College currently offers associate degrees and certificate programs in Fire Science Technology and Criminal Justice Science Technology, as well as Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Courses offered within the public service curricula include: criminal law and procedure, patrol operations, crime scene processing, fire fighting tactics and command, hazardous materials, fire inspection principles, and first responder.

For more information about the charity event, or to make a donation, call (419) 699- 3860 or (419) 244-8129.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Northwest Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelorís degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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