About 1,200 people came out to watch police officers and firefighters duke it out on a Valley College football field Sunday. But despite the tackles and tough talk on both sidelines, the annual 911 Bowl was mainly about raising funds for charity.
Proceeds from the game will go to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department's Chaplain's Benevolent Fund, the Blind Children's Center in Los Angeles and the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital.
The Los Angeles Police Centurions beat the city and county firefighters' Los Angeles Heat, 21-20, their second straight victory in the seventh annual event.
"It's traditionally been a great game, win or lose," said Los Angeles County Firefighter Tom Richards, 32. "It's a way of giving back to the community, and we love football."