First responders from all over North America are coming together in York, PA, from July 13 - 20, 2014, to help make some special wishes come true. More than 30 venues are hosting the 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games, an Olympic-style sporting event benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
A wish kid lit the torch for the opening ceremonies on Sunday, July 13, at the York Expo Center. During the Can-Am Police-Fire Games, Make-A-Wish® children will participate in a number of activities from carrying flags during the Parade of States at Opening Ceremonies to cheering on athletes. For every $5 donated to Make-A-Wish through the Can-Am mobile app (click here), donors will receive 1 entry to win a 911RR Prize pack.
The 2014 Can-Am Games will feature more than 50 sporting events, including traditional athletic competitions such as swimming, softball, golf and cycling as well as industry-specific events such as toughest firefighter alive and toughest competitor alive. New to the Games for 2014 are an EMS challenge, and Olympic Lifting event which will take place at the York Barbell Company, home of the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame.
To learn more about the games, please click here.