It has been pure "Insanity" at the Cornelius Fire Station lately, as personnel train to the "Insanity" workout program in preparation for their second annual Guns vs. Hoses charity softball game.
The event features the Cornelius firefighters challenging the Cornelius police to a friendly battle.
Last year, the Fire Department won the event 19-6, and the defending champs are taking things seriously again this year in hopes of bringing home the Public Safety Cup.
Cornelius firefighter and EMT Cale Ervin said, "When we leave, we will have the trophy in hand and the guns will be all wet!"
The Cornelius Fire and Police departments have agreed to alternate from game to game as to which charity will receive the proceeds.
Ervin said everyone involved with the game is hoping for a phenomenal turnout again this year, that they and would like to make this a biannual softball challenge in hopes of donating to a larger number of charities.
This year, by choice of the Cornelius Police Department, all proceeds will benefit the Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark Memorial Parks. Shelton and Clark, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers, were killed April 1, 2007, after responding to a disturbance call in East Charlotte.
The game will be April 10 at Torrence Chapel Park in Cornelius and is free. The game will begin at noon and run until 4 p.m., promising fun, food concessions and activities for the kids, with several donated items to be raffled.
Among others, there will be Donatos Pizza, a moon-bounce for kids, and free messages for the adults. Blue "Guns" or red "Hoses" T-shirts will also be available for purchase, giving everyone a chance to show their team spirit. So bring out the entire family for a day of fun!