(VIDEO) Police, Fire, Veterans Ready for Volleyball Match

"Heroes Weekend" will feature a veteran's parade, dance, concert and beach volleyball benefit. Watch our video and hear more from Gulfport's finest about preparing for the big match against VETSports on Sunday!

Heroes Weekend

There are several events kicking off on Thursday, Nov. 8 as part of the second annual Heroes Weekend in Gulfport. The weekend will feature a casino night, veteran's parade, dance and concert at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom and a beach volleyball benefit. Learn more about all of the event's in our article, "Heroes Weekend" Coming Soon.

Inaugural Beach Volleyball Benefit

Sunday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m., VETSports vs. Gulfport Police and Gulfport Fire Inaugural Beach Volleyball Benefit will be held with proceeds from this event donated to the Tampa family of fallen soldier Major David Taylor and Wounded Veterans of VETSports. Many of these Veterans playing in the volleyball matches now use prosthetics for mobility, this will be most remarkable, please come cheer on America’s Bravest and Gulfport’s Finest!

Who's taking part?

From the Gulfport Police Department:

  • Police Chief Robert Vincent
  • Lt. Mary Farrand
  • Sgt. Mike Vandenberg
  • Sgt. Thomas Woodman 
  • Det. Hanh Pham
  • Ofc. Jennifer Crowson
  • Ofc. Jesse Kellington
  • Ofc. Tiffany Ashcom
  • Ofc. David Cavanah

From the Gulfport Fire Department:

  • Lt. Lawrence "Pete" Huffman
  • Lt. Adam Poirrier
  • Firefighter EMT Brian Campbell
  • Firefighter Paramedic Rene Fernandez
  • Firefighter Paramedic Timothy Burton

Join the Human Chain!

Immediately following the volleyball matches, an aerial photo will be taken of the human-chain spelling of GULFPORT, FL on the beach.

For more details about the VETSports event, please contact Ward 1 City Councilman Dan Liedtke at dliedtke@mygulfport.us or visit http://VETSports.org/.

Related Articles:

  • "Heroes Weekend" Coming Soon
  • (VIDEO) Wounded Vet Honors Fallen Soldier
J. Crowson November 08, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Sgt. Thomas Woodman and Det. Hanh Pham are also playing with us!
Cherlene Willis November 08, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Thanks Jennifer! I'll add them to the list above! Good luck on Sunday! - Cherlene
Lori Rosso November 09, 2012 at 02:17 PM
This is going to be so cool. I hope folks come out and support!!!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »