GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police officers and firefighters took to the ice to compete for two great causes.
The Guns ‘n Hoses hockey match held at the Greensboro Ice House on Saturday raised money for the Special Olympics of NC and the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. The officers were also raising money for a Triad teenager with a rare blood condition and a retired Greensboro police officer who has cancer.
All the money raised from ticket sales will go to the Special Olympics. Cash raised from raffle ticket sales will go to the two Triad residents battling illnesses. The officers were also collecting toys for the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots and this year, they really need the help.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The “Running of the Balls” 5K lit up the Sunset Hills neighborhood of Greensboro once again for the fourth year in a row.
The one-foot in diameter lighted Christmas balls are traditionally put up in the neighborhood’s tall trees that line the streets.
Since 2012, the 10,000 people that have participated in this race have raised close to $90,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank — providing 600,000 meals to those in need in Guilford County and 17 other counties in Northwest, NC.
Running of the Balls is now the third largest race in Greensboro, according to event organizers.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — For 13 years, a group of proud patriots from Maine placed wreaths at graves in Arlington National Cemetery, without much attention. The wreaths were laid by graves that had fewer and fewer visitors each year – soldiers at risk of being forgotten. But what was happening at Arlington, couldn’t be ignored, in fact, it was contagious. Those simple acts of remembrance in a corner of our nation’s most hallowed ground, led to the creation of Wreaths Across America. In 2014, a wreath was placed at each of the 226,525 graves at Arlington National Cemetery.