About ASFL First Responders Game

The ASFL First Responders Game is the exclusive charity basketball game between the BPD and the BFD in Boston. Started in 2016, the BPD and BFD have stepped on the floor for a rivalry game to benefit cancer research and to build bridges in the communities that they serve. 

The event features a packed house to welcome our pre-determined MVP, a child that is battling cancer. In 2019 Saul Polanco was driven to the venue in a Boston Police and Boston Fire Department motorcade where he was greeted by Spiderman and the Black Panther - his two favorite superheroes. Saul scored a layup after a timeout in the first quarter which sent the crowd into a frenzy. Following the Boston Police Department win, Saul was presented with an MVP trophy. 

There are a multitude of sponsorship opportunities related to the ASFL First Responders Game. Corporate sponsors can expect to see their logo displayed under one of the main baskets as well as on the jerseys and outside of the venue depending on their sponsorship level. Community sponsors will have their logo included in a mosaic of a large ASFL-cancer ribbon that will greet our special guest outside the venue and will sit under the basket, opposite the corporate sponsor end. 

The ASFL First Responders Game is consistently covered by news stations in Boston and has on occasion been picked up by national media outlets. Each year the Zakim Bridge, TD Garden, and Prudential Building light up in red and blue in honor of the event. 

Corporate Sponsorship packages are available upon request. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in getting involved at a more involved sponsorship level.