Hockey game to help those affected by the December tornado

KENTUCKY (WFIE) – Since the deadly tornado on December 10, many communities across the tri-states have stepped up for those most affected.

Now, next Saturday, February 19, the Evansville Hoses hockey team will host the St. Louis Backdraft for a benefit game at Swonder Ice Arena in Evansville.

2013 is when the Hoses chairman said he held his first promotional game and that’s when the team took off.

Almost everyone on the team is a firefighter, hence the name, and proceeds from every game they play goes straight back into the community in some way.

For this benefit, we are told that all proceeds will go to the Patrick Rudd Project, which works directly with families affected by this deadly tornado.

Tickets are on sale now at the Evansville Firefighters Federal Credit Union for $5.00 each.

Of course, tickets can also be purchased at the door on game day.

We sat down with the team president, he says this game hits a little closer to home for some of the guys.

“We had a tornado here in Evansville in the Newburgh area years ago and several of our guys worked on that. And when that tornado hit, which went all the way to Mayfield and all the way to Bowling Green and a bit further, several of our guys were assigned to special ops teams and were deployed to work there- on it,” Matt Statdfield said. “So obviously we get first-hand knowledge and see this stuff in person. So we can help too, but it’s just a separate way of giving back, maybe on the lighter side.

Hockey game organized to help those affected by the December tornado – pt II

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