Police officers and firefighters in Newtown will be using their brawn to raise money for the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was set up in the days following the school shooting in Newtown.
At 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, the New Britain Police Department and New Britain Fire Department will compete against each other in “New Britain’s Finest vs. Bravest Fitness Challenge,” a combination of CrossFit exercises, StrongMan, powerlifting lifts and endurance workout.
The final event of the competition pits both teams head to head.
All proceeds will go to the University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc. to benefit the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut to help support the college costs for any siblings of those killed in the assault, the dependents of the adults who also lost their lives, as well as students currently enrolled at the elementary school, who are accepted to attend the university.
All competitors will “pay to play,” as will volunteers for the event.
The cost is $5, but additional donations are also welcome.
The Fitness Challenge will take place at Roosevelt Middle School, 40 Goodwin St. in New Britain.
The doors open to the public at 3:45 p.m.
Refreshments will also be available for sale.