The Clermont Police Department (CPD) is gearing up to compete against public safety teams across Central Florida for a good cause.

This Saturday, January 12, four members of the Clermont Police Department including Chief Charles Broadway will participate in the “Cops & Firefighter for Cystic Fibrosis” (CF4CF) Police and Fire Competition at the Northwest Recreation Complex, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka.

The CF4CF competition is a team challenge event consisting of police and firefighter teams from all over Central Florida competing in eight different challenges. Some of the challenges are max repetitions of bench press of the team member’s body weight, tire flip relay and the push/pull of a vehicle 75 yards up a slight incline for time.

In addition to the police and firefighter challenges, there will be contests that spectators can take part in. There will be a bench press and pull-up competition, as well as a donut-eating contest. In addition, CPD will set up its JR. SWAT Course at the event for the younger kids to run!

Come out and cheer on the all the competitors, with a special emphasis on your hometown team from CPD! Opening ceremonies start at 9 am with the event starting immediately afterward. C PD will compete at about 11 am.

All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Florida Chapter. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestines.  Cystic Fibrosis does not currently receive any federal funding. Ninety cents of every dollar raised goes to research. In the 1950s, the average life expectancy was elementary school age. Today the average age is in the 40s.  Every dollar raised helps that age grow.

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