Hockey game raises more than $5,000 for local charities

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Wanda Parker (left), Justin MacKay and Amanda Parker, cheer on the Truro Fire Service hockey team during Thursday's charity hockey match against the Truro Police Service.

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Battle of the Badges

Baillie Saunders- Special to the Truro Daily News

TRURO - More than 200 excited hockey fans, young and old, attended a charity game on Thursday to watch the Truro Police Service face off against the Truro Fire Service.

"It's just awesome," said Sherry Morrison, who attended the game with her husband Keith and son Lee. "It's fun, absolutely. It helps people out with the Boys and Girls Club (of Colchester)."

Lee said there were a couple of specific reasons he was in attendance.

"Because I always liked playing hockey, and because I always wanted to be a police officer. It's fun, it's my dream."

The Battle of the Badges game raised more than $5,000 for local charities and more than 1,000 pounds of food was collected by the Cobequid Educational Center (CEC) student council, exceeding last year's total of 990 pounds. The final weigh in this year was 1,173 pounds.

Proceeds from the 50/50 draw went to the Colchester SPCA.

The charities benefiting from the event included Maggie's Place Family Resource Center, the Boys and Girls Club and CEC Safe Grad, to name a few.

The Truro Police Service won the contest 12-9, however, the real winners were local charities and the hockey players and volunteers who helped make the fundraising initiative reality.

Cpl. Rick Hickox of the Truro Police Service also credited the community for supporting the event.

"It's an obvious community event," he said. "It sheds a different light. We are a part of this community, we raise families here.

"People call in times of need and this is just a way to give back to the community. This event doesn't happen without the support of the community and we appreciate that."

Truro Fire Service Chief Blois Currie said the charity game is one event that firefighters mark on their calendars each year.

"They look forward to coming out and raising money and having fun with their counterparts, the police department," said Currie.

Hickox said he is looking forward to next year's game.

"We will do it again, it's an ongoing event," he said. "We look forward to start planning basically right after this event is over," he said.

"It's a great community to live in."

 

Organizations: Truro Police Service, Daily News, Truro Fire Service Colchester Food Bank

Geographic location: Truro

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