August 3, 2016

History

1974 *** 2019

 

Please join us in celebrating our 45th Anniversary of the very first PIG BOWL FOOTBALL GAME

A small group of officers back in 1974 converted their good-natured badgering football scrimmage into a fundraising football game to help local charities.  It all began as a friendly football game on a cold day in January 1974 that grew into an event attended by over 32,000 fans.  This original football game has now survived Forty-five years.  We are proud to say we have played every year for the past 45 years and have donated over $1.5 million to local charities.

The word PIG was a derogatory name given to law enforcement back in the 1970’s.  The motto of this game was to use the word PIG for the acronym PRIDE-INTEGRITY-GUTS.   This Sacramento Pig Bowl charity football game started a national craze of pitting law enforcement and/or fire departments against each other on the gridiron.  We are the longest running non-profit public safety charity football game in the United States.  Seventeen years ago we incorporated all first responders to play in this great charity football game by converting the name of the game to PIG BOWL Presents GUNS & HOSES.   The game is now the law enforcement "HOGS” against the fire service "FIRE DOGS." Players from both side proudly protect and serve the people of the greater Sacramento Region.   These first responders take their personal time to prepare throughout the year for this great game.  They enjoy their team practice sessions during the month of January while reuniting with old friends and making new ones.

The all-volunteer Pig bowl GUNS & HOSES committee members have worked hard to provide our community with a great family event and competitive football game.  The volunteers, players, and cheerleaders over the past 45 years have assisted this organization continue to help our community through generous donations.  We proudly announce we have donated $511,728.31 to local charities in the past 12 yearsIn 2017 we donated $43,900.00 and in 2018 we donated $57,211.92.  Our mission is to continue to increase our donations each year as we strive for the 50th Anniversary.

Our primary mission is to honor the fallen Officer’s and Firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving our community.  We take great pride in showing the family, friends and co-workers of the fallen their loved ones will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

This milestone 45th Anniversary will include a SPECIAL THANKS to all Fire Service Personnel who fought the war against all California Fires this year and helped save our beautiful state.

We truly believe:   There are no losers in this game, the charities always win!

Sincerely,
The Pig Bowl/Guns & Hoses Committee

Pig Bowl (44) - 2018
Guns and Hoses XIVII
Fire vs Law
9 : 24
Pig Bowl (43) - 2017
Guns and Hoses XIVI
Fire vs Law
11 : 14
Pig Bowl (42) - 2016
Guns and Hoses XIV
Fire vs Law
3 : 17
Pig Bowl (41) - 2015
Guns and Hoses XIII
Fire vs Law
20 :7
Pig Bowl (40) - 2014
Guns and Hoses XII
Fire vs Law
7 : 28
Pig Bowl (39) - 2013
Guns and Hoses XI
Fire vs Law
17 : 20
Pig Bowl (38) - 2012
Guns and Hoses X
Fire vs Law
39 : 28
Pig Bowl (37) - 2011
Guns and Hoses IX
Fire vs Law
27 : 33
Pig Bowl (36) - 2010
Guns and Hoses VIII
Fire vs Law
29 : 22
Pig Bowl (35) - 2009
Guns and Hoses VII
Fire vs Law
20 : 35
Pig Bowl (34) - 2008
Guns and Hoses VI
Fire vs Law
9 : 6
Pig Bowl (33) - 2007
Guns and Hoses V
Fire vs Law
6 : 30
Pig Bowl (32) - 2006
Guns and Hoses IV
Fire vs Law
13 : 19
Pig Bowl (31) - 2005
Guns and Hoses III
Fire vs Law
6 : 24
Pig Bowl (30) - 2004
Guns and Hoses II
Fire vs Law
7 : 32
Pig Bowl (29) - 2003
Guns and Hoses I
Fire vs Law
O : 37
Pig Bowl (28) - 2002
Sheriff vs Police
36 : O
Pig Bowl (27) - 2001
Sheriff vs Police
25 : 6
Pig Bowl (26) - 2000
Sheriff vs Police
28 : O
Pig Bowl (25) - 1999
Sheriff vs Police
14 : 12
Pig Bowl (24) - 1998
Sheriff vs Police
20 : O
Pig Bowl (23) - 1997
Sheriff vs Police
7 : 15
Pig Bowl (22) - 1996
Sheriff vs Police
14 : 7
Pig Bowl (21) - 1995
Sheriff vs Police
19 : 6
Pig Bowl (20) - 1994
Sheriff vs Police
6 : 23
Pig Bowl (19) - 1993
Sheriff vs Police
6 : 27
Pig Bowl (18) - 1992
Sheriff vs Police
9 : 48
Pig Bowl (17) - 1991
Sheriff vs Police
7 : 43
Pig Bowl (16) - 1990
Sheriff vs Police
6 : 17
Pig Bowl (15) - 1989
Sheriff vs Police
8 : 7
Pig Bowl (14) - 1988
Sheriff vs Police
27 : 39
Pig Bowl (13) - 1987
Sheriff vs Police
30 : 20
Pig Bowl (12) - 1986
Sheriff vs Police
36 : 48
Pig Bowl (11) - 1985
Sheriff vs Police
20 : 14
Pig Bowl (10) - 1984
Sheriff vs Police
14 : 23
Pig Bowl (9) - 1983
Sheriff vs Police
6 : 29
Pig Bowl (8) - 1982
Sheriff vs Police
12 : 14
Pig Bowl (7) - 1981
Sheriff vs Police
16 : 22
Pig Bowl (6) - 1980
Sheriff vs Police
14 : 12
Pig Bowl (5) - 1979
Sheriff vs Police
16 : 10
Pig Bowl (4) - 1978
Sheriff vs Police
20 : 50
Pig Bowl (3) - 1977
Sheriff vs Police
37 : O
Pig Bowl (2) - 1976
Sheriff vs Police
6 : 6
Pig Bowl (1) - 1975
Sheriff vs Police
17 : 18