Pigs-n-Heat charity game returns next week

MARQUETTE — The 34th Annual Pigs–n–Heat hockey game is set for Wednesday at Lakeview Arena.

Starting at 7:00 p.m., the two teams made up of emergency responders will play against each other to raise money for the Pigs–n–Heat Fire Relief Fund. Since its inception, the fund has provided $375,000 worth of help to fire victims in Marquette County.

Families displaced by a fire are given cash and a few days at a local hotel, all thanks to the fund.

“I’ve seen responses everything from tears to just relief,” said Brian Olson, president of Pigs-n-Heat. “A lot of the people we end up helping are people that are under-insured, maybe students that aren’t insured at all. When you’re able to help out folks that really lose everything and have nothing to fall back on, that really makes you feel good.”

The cost of admission to watch the game is $1, which enters you to win a cash prize of $1,000. Tickets can be purchased prior to the game from firefighters or police officers.

There will be an awards ceremony a half–hour before puck drop.