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Local firefighter to compete in 38th PIG Bowl

Charity is the winner
By: Staff Report
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A Lincoln firefighter will join his colleagues from around the area in Sacramento’s 38th annual PIG Bowl, California State University Sacramento, Jan. 28. Lincoln’s Peter Manley has volunteered to put on the pads for the Dogs (firefighters) in an effort to defeat the Hogs (law enforcement) in this annual meeting for charity. Manley plays both offensive and defensive line. For the first time this year, a woman will suit up to play for the Hogs. Her name is Jennifer Bloom, and she’ll be wearing No. 37. The event raises nearly $50,000 per year and is distributed to a variety of charities, schools, and organizations, including the Firefighter’s Burn Institute and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Toy Project. This year the Blue Star Moms will also collect items to place in care packages for our fighting men and women overseas. Please visit www.pigbowl.com for suggested items. The game used to be between the local police and sheriff’s department. In 2003, the firefighters entered the game and the name was changed to Guns and Hoses. The firefighting Dogs got off to a slow start, but finally defeated the Hogs, 9-6, in 2008. The Dogs again won in 2010, 29-22, but lost an overtime thriller last year, 33-27. The game includes pregame festivities, and a halftime tribute to 9-11. The cost is $10 for adults, children admitted free. The game features all the pageantry of football. To date, the event has raised more than $1.3 million benefitting the entire Sacramento area. 38th annual PIG Bowl The Law’s Hogs vs. Fire’s Dogs When: 11 a.m., Jan. 28; Kickoff 1 p.m. Where: Hornets Stadium California State University Sacramento Cost: $10 adults, children free Corporate Sponsor: Farmers Insurance Group