Raising Money for Charity in Luzerne County

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AVOCA -- Community groups in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties put on their game faces to raise money for charity Saturday.

Members of the Avoca Fire Department faced off against members for the Pittston Township Fire Department for the third annual Flag Football Turkey Bowl.

The firefighters encouraged folks to donate to 98.5 KRZ's Cares for Kids charity.

"We help the community anytime we can and just one more way to do it and if we can make somebody's Christmas a little better, it's worth it," said Lt. Chris Collins, organizer of Saturday's game.

The money raised at the football game in Avoca helps buy Christmas gifts for needy children in Luzerne County.