FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Emergency responders gathered on Friday (Sept.12) at Ben Geren golf course for the inagural 911 Cup, in memory of the September 11th attacks. This tournament had a double meaning, its in memory of September 11th and it also has an appreciation for first responders in the area.
The parks staff teamed up with the County Judges Office and Emergency Managment to come up with the idea. According to Parks Administrator Shannon Toland,"We got a little help with our partners at the sheriff's department." Each team had four members and at least one of your members had to be a medical responder, if they wanted to compete for the trophy. The winning team recieved the traveling trophy. The department who won got their name engraved on it each time they win.
Toland said the Ben Geren facility is always looking for ways to get involved in the community. "This is really just a chance this year to get some our emergency responders involved in a friendly, competitive match, and appreciate them," said Toland.
Toland said they're already having people approach the staff to sign up for next year's tournament.