The Oklahoma City Barons are celebrating military and first responder service Friday night during their home game against the Abbotsford Heat.
Even though the game starts at 7 p.m. festivities start at 3:45 when a group of Oklahoma City police and fire fighters square off with a group of police and fire fighters from Dallas. The winner earns the Chad Peery Cup, named for the Oklahoma City police officer permanently injured two years ago attempting to break up an altercation.
Fans wishing to attend the 3:45 p.m. game are asked to enter the building after 3:15 p.m. at the northeast entrance. Seating for the Guns-N-Hoses game is limited to sections on the east side of the Cox Convention Center.
A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through the Barons office will benefit the Chad Peery Foundation. Fans will need to mention “Guns n Hoses” when calling the Barons office for the funds to be donated to his foundation. Representatives from the Chad Peery Foundation will have a presence on the concourse during the game. Donations will be accepted during the game.
The first 3,000 fans will receive red, white and blue rally towels with the Barons logo.
For the second consecutive season, the Barons are participating in their Seats for Soldiers program. Individuals or companies may purchase tickets for Friday’s game that will be donated to local retired and active duty military service men and women. Last season, the Barons donated over 500 tickets.