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Fountain service agencies compete in dodgeball tournament for Special Olympics Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Service agencies from around Fountain put aside their uniforms and battled each other in a game of dodgeball Saturday.

"We absolutely love the competitiveness and we love the comradery," Lauren Bachmann with the Fountain Fire Department said.

Members of the Fountain Police Department, the City of Fountain Fire Department, Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 and the Colorado Department of Corrections all took part in the game.

The different badges being represented didn't stop dodging, dancing and laughter from taking part in the tournament, all to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.

"They are all my friends," Vincent Egan with Special Olympics said. "Everyone is my friend and everyone that donates is my friend."

More than $1,000 was raised for Special Olympics, with the territorial Correctional Facility snagging first place.

At the end of the day, this competition proved to be a bonding experience among the entire Fountain community.

"In the arena you get to see who we are outside the uniform, and it's really nice because the public can relate to that and see us not as just a uniform, but actually people, " Bachmann said.


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