Mike Trill of the Tarpon Springs Police Department is set to square off against some professional football players for a good cause.
The Tampa Bay Sentinels, a member of the National Public Safety Football League, play the Tampa Bay Storm, of the Arena Football League, in the third annual charity flag football game. This year, money raised at the game benefits the MacDonald Training Center.
"Whenever you have a chance to entertain and give back to the community, it's a great thing," said vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch in a press release. "We are all looking forward to getting out there, playing some football, and having fun with our local heroes."
Trill is a linebacker for the Sentinels, which is comprised of other law enforcement, first responders and military members from the Tampa Bay area.
The Sentinels are part of the National Public Safety Football League, a full contact league that has teams made up of public safety officers from around the country.
The past two years, the teams have played a charity game to benefit the Kocab Curtis Foundations and Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation.
"We are pleased that the Storm and Sentinels will once again play a fun-filled, family-friendly, game of football to benefit the MacDonald Training Center and support our community," said Sentinels general manager, Rex Sano, in a release.
Good luck to Trill and the rest of our local heroes!
If you go:
What: Tampa Bay Sentinels vs. Tampa Bay Storm
When: 1 p.m. Jan. 12
Where: Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex, 2058-2099 East Cherry St., Plant City
Cost: $7. Children under five and people with disabilities get in for free.