When you think of first responders, the first thing that comes to mind is how they all work together right?

You place a call to 911, and any one of the three could show up depending on the reason for your call. Medical emergency? They're all capable and any of them could show up.

This time around though, they're going against each other. Trying to establish some dominance on their own, not together.

That's not to say they aren't COMPLETELY against each other.

It's time for the Boots vs. Badges softball game! This Saturday, August 6th at HODGETOWN, the police will take on the firefighters of the Amarillo area. Sure, there are some bragging rights involved here, but it's all for a greater cause.

The proceeds from the tickets are all going to charity, and that's something I can get behind.

The beneficiaries of the proceeds will be the Texas Panhandle 100 Club and Coffee Memorial Blood Center.

I had to look up what the Texas Panhandle 100 Club was, and once I did, it quickly dawned on me why I hadn't heard about it. I'm not a first responder. This is a GREAT organization that needs more love and publicity.

They provide funds quickly to the families of those public safety workers who are injured, or sadly died, in the line of duty. They recognize money can't replace the disability or loss of a loved one, but taking the financial burden of the family can help in a lot of ways.

If you'd like to be a part of the game and charities, you can scoop up tickets at any Amarillo, Canyon, or Bushland Pak-A-Sak store through August 5th. Tickets are just $10 and children 2 and under are free.

Tickets will also be available at the doors of HODGETOWN the day of the event.

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

Amarillo Criminals On Death Row