By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- Philadelphia police and fire departments participated in a fundraising competition along the Delaware River Saturday afternoon.
Captain Neil Calore with the Philadelphia Fire Department helped organize the event, hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum. He explained why they chose a boat race as a fundraiser.
“Because a lot of us are dragon boat racers; I row myself as a hobby and we just thought it was a good way to do something fun and raise some money.”
Emma Laverty with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explains how the money raised will be allocated.
“So we’re raising funds for the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital. We’re also raising funds for the local 22′s widow’s fund, FOP Lodge #5 survivor’s fund and the High School Boat Building Program at the Seaport Museum.”