First responders play in football championship to raise funds for local non-profit


AUSTIN (KXAN) – As semi-pro football players, group of local first responders are competing for a national championship and all for a good cause.

Made up of officers from the Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County EMS and Travis County Sheriff’s, the Central Texas Wolfpack football team has played teams from all over the country to raise money for the 100 Club of Central Texas.

With almost 50 players strong, the team says this is the best they have been since their start in 2004. This season, the team is undefeated 4-0 and are awaiting their championship game against Virginia.

“We can’t wait for the championship to come,” APD officer Jared Retkofsky said.

In addition to the big championship, Retkofsky is also excited to give back by playing the game he enjoys.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to kind of give back, we get to keep playing football, we get to try to build a little money for them and it’s a great opportunity for us to give back to the community.”

All funds raised during their season will go to the non-profit, which provides assistance for families of killed or injured first responders that have worked in the line of duty.

The Central Texas Wolfpack will play their division 2 championship game on June 18 at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock.

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