On April 11, 2019 members of the Mantua Township Fire District participated in a benefit to support the Blessings in a Backpack campaign initiated by the Mantua Township School District. The schools held a Volleyball tournament at the J Mason Tomlin Elementary School, pitting all three elementary schools against the Mantua Township Police Department and Mantua Township Fire District.
The Fire District team comprised of Brian Hauss, Shawn Layton, Victor Torino, Kevin West, Dan Darnall, Justin Marchuk, Ryan Sole, James Robinson and Andrew Glaser went undefeated winning the championship against the Mantua Township Police Department. Members also assisted in fundraising for the event, to help support families in need locally in Mantua Township. After the big win the Fire District team brought home the coveted Golden Sneaker and must defend the championship next year. Special thanks to all involved and participated in the event and better luck next time to the Mantua Police Department!