MARQUETTE — It’s known as the hockey game where everyone wins. The Marquette City Police and Fire Departments will face–off on the ice to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.
The 33rd annual Pigs–n–Heat hockey game is set for Wednesday night at Lakeview Arena. Tickets for the game are $1, which enters you into a drawing to win a $1,000 cash prize.
Money raised from the game goes towards helping families get back on their feet after a fire. The hockey game has raised nearly $375,000 dollars for the fund over the years.
“It really makes us feel good that we can help out people in that situation,” said Brian Olson, President of the Pigs–n–Heat Fire Relief Fund. “There’s not a lot of times worse in your life than losing your entire home and your belongings.”
“There’s people that want to play every year. We never have a problem finding people to sign–up,” he added. It’s a fun and spirited game. There are men playing hockey on the ice and women too. They do like to win but it’s done for fun.”
The festivities are set to start at 6:30 p.m. with the Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year Awards. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m.
Officials are planning a “Chuck a Puck” contest and many other fun activities for everyone to enjoy.