BUTLER COUNTY, PA (March 1, 2022) – Slippery Rock University (SRU) will be the hub for the 2024 Butler County Can-Am Police-Fire Games. The Can-Am Police-Fire Games, taking place July 15-21 in 2024, is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event featuring traditional sports and competitions that include skills used in first responders’ day-to-day work. The Games will have competitors from all levels of law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical service providers, Homeland Security, Border Patrol, corrections officers and more.
Slippery Rock University is a four-year, public, coeducational and top-ranked university that offers over 150 programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. SRU is one of the largest campuses in Western Pennsylvania and provides several multifunctional facilities for tournaments, conferences, meetings and more! SRU also features a state-of-the-art disc golf course, which hosts many tournaments including the Pro Disc Golf World Championships in 2015.
“The Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a great way to honor our first responders,” said William Behre, President of Slippery Rock University. “We are excited to host the athletes and their families on our campus and look forward to highlighting all that Butler County and SRU have to offer.”
The 2024 Butler County Can-Am Police-Fire games are expected to see over 3,000 participants and their families from the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Canada. Contestants and spectators will be staying in Butler County for the duration of the event, which will have a significant economic impact for the area. Over 50 different events will be taking place throughout the week at the host venue, Slippery Rock University, and other locations like Moraine State Park, Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park, Tarentum Sportsmen’s Club, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and more. Events include running, cycling, pistol and rifle shooting, ice hockey, powerlifting, archery, Toughest Firefighter Alive and much more!
The mission of the Games is to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among law enforcement, fire, emergency, protective service personnel and their agencies. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, which provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
“Butler County offers incredible venues for a wide variety of sporting events. The hospitality of our county and her businesses will set us apart. We have an incredible network of Emergency and Protective Services, and we are honored to support this great event whose proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania,” said Michael T. Slupe, Sheriff of Butler County and 2024 Can-Am Police-Fire Games Executive Board Chairman.
For more information about the Games and how to get involved visit ButlerCanAm2024.com. Join Heroes First Home Loans, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) and others in sponsoring this event by contacting Jack Cohen at Jack@VisitButlerCounty.com