The 911 Slugfest is an amatuer boxing competition between Indiana's finest police officers and bravest firefighters.
The Police Team and the Fire Team consist of 13 fighters, who strap on the headgear and boxing gloves and step through the ropes to fight for charity. The team with the most victories at the end of the night is the championship team. There is a lot on the line here, as each fighter has to go back to the firehouse or back to the beat and face their peers.
They are also fighting for possession of the "Staff of Champions", our roving team trophy. Pride, bragging rights and a custom championship ring are all on the line. Championship style fights with a Championship style atmosphere makes for a great night of entertainment for friends and family.
Held at the Tyndall Armory in Downtown Indianapolis
Held at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, IN
Since 2003 we've been boxing for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Learn a little more about our events, including where they are, seating information, and even how to get tickets!
We only had to hear two stories, before we completely knew that all our efforts would go to this amazing organization.
In the spring of 1980
7-year-old Christopher James Greicius was being treated for leukemia. He had always wanted to be a police officer. U.S. Customs Officer Tommy Austin befriended Chris and worked with officers at the Arizona Department of Public Safety to plan an experience to lift Greicius' spirits. Chris spent the day as a police officer, rode in a police helicopter, received a custom-tailored police uniform, and was sworn in as the first honorary DPS patrolman in state history. Greicius passed away soon after, but his wish became inspiration for the world's largest wish-granting organization.
The word spread quickly..
The 26-year-old mother of Frank "Bopsy" Salazar stared down at her son who was dying of leukemia. Bopsy wanted to be a fireman!
Members of the Phoenix Fire Department agreed not only to let Bopsy ride around with them for a day, but to supply him with a full uniform, complete with a yellow coat and a helmet, custom-made just for him, and designated him the first honorary member of the Phoenix Fire Department. And they assigned a popular member of their department, "Fireman Bob" Walp, well known for his local TV appearances, to accompany Bopsy on his day as a firefighter. Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Bopsy that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.