We assist local individuals or families in the Grand Traverse region during times of hardship.

How We Started

Grand Traverse Guns N’ Hoses was founded in 2014 by Tony and Sara Posey of Traverse City. Tony is a Captain with the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department and his wife Sara is a former Firefighter/EMT as well.

It is second nature as a public safety servant to want to help those in need, provide for a better community, and give back to your hometown. The idea was born when one of our own needed help. A local public safety family had been given the devastating news that their child had cancer.

Tony and Sara knew they needed to help. With their love of hockey and a need to give back, the annual Guns N Hoses hockey game was born.

Sara and Tony Posey with Erin
Guns N Hoses game

Then We Did It Again

The event was so successful in it’s first year that it was decided the tradition would continue. Planning had begun for the second year. The core group that made the first event come to life eventually would form what is now part of the Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses board. 
The organization applied for and was granted a 501(c)3 non profit status. Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses continues to grow annually, and is far more than just an annual hockey game.

Now We Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses adopts families during the holiday season, provides scholarships for children in need, participates in the Adopt-A-Road program in Grand Traverse County, hosts both the Annual Hockey game as well as participates in the Detroit Red Wings training camp, as well as an annual golf outing. 
Surrounded by an amazingly talented group of board members, our organization will continue to do great things and give back to the community in the Traverse City area. We thank you for your support. 

Erin Banton Family
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