Smith said for the firefighters and police who cannot afford the cost of the games, the Oklahoma Police and Fire Athletic Association, a nonprofit organization, helps with the cost for serious competitors.
“We don’t just go for vacation, it’s actually a very high level for a competitive team,” Smith said, who serves as the president for the nonprofit.
Their team consists of Midwest City and Oklahoma City police and/or firefighters competing in a variety of sports including motocross, wrestling and biathlons.
They are currently in the process of trying to make it statewide so competitors across the state can be assisted financially as well, he said.
For more information about the nonprofit organization, or to donate, visit OPFAA.com.
For more information about the 2013 World Police and Fire Games visit 2013wpfg.com.