The 3rd annual Fire Station 2 Handball Tournament was a big success, especially for the two time defending CHAMPS – Rick Godinez and Juan Marez. The pair proved too tough and rolled through the field of competitive teams. They defended their title and were crowned champions for the third straight year. We all hope that next year the commissioner splits the team up and gives the opportunity to pass the torch on to another team. Job well done by the defending “CHAMPS.”
Also congratulations to the winners of the consolation bracket, Sammy Quan and Abe Carreto.
The festivities were not only on the court – fun was had by all the members that attended the event. It’s always a pleasure to see alumni and department members visit the firehouse and enjoy good company and great food, which was provided by one of our local taco vendors. Many stories were shared over tacos by retired members from “old 2’s” and of course from “new 2’s.” Thank you all for coming. It couldn’t of happened without you.
We also had the pleasure of being visited by the legend himself, Vito Maggipinto. We all know it wouldn’t be a handball tournament without his presence – thank you Vito. We would also like to thank Chief Cummings and his staff for joining us for lunch and supporting our event. Thank you Chief, always a pleasure. We hope to see everyone back next year, for another day of all you can eat tacos and lots of handball.
By Eddie Marez