Glendale firefighters rout police in basketball charity game

Glendale firefighters successfully defended their basketball championship title on Sunday, outscoring police 58-33.

A three-point shot from the Glendale Fire Department at the buzzer ended the third annual Hoop Heroes Basketball Championship Game at Glendale High School, officials said.

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The event also raised more than $5,000 for the Salvation Army’s Zone Academy, according to event chairman Rick Dinger.

The after-school program provides tutoring and improves literacy for students ages 8 to 14.

More than 200 pounds of canned goods were also donated to the Salvation Army during the basketball game.

[For the Record 9:25 p.m.: An earlier version of this event stated the incorrect amount of money raised.]

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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