Hockey event raises cash to battle most cancers

MARQUETTE, Michigan (WLUC) – A group of hockey players helped raise money to help fight cancer.

This was the fifth year for Stick it to Cancer.

A total of 15 teams from all over UP, Lower Michigan and Wisconsin played in the Lakeview Arena on Friday and Saturday.

All proceeds are shared between Cancer Care of Marquette County and a resident undergoing cancer treatment.

Northern Michigan University hockey players were umpires for the event.

“It’s always good to give back to the community and they do so much for us that the least we can do to shoot for them,” said Connor Marritt, Northern Michigan University hockey player.

“This is such a hockey community and there haven’t been any adult tournaments in a while,” said Barbara Salmela, Stick it to Cancer Organizer. “It’s just nice when it’s local.”

The championship games will be played on Sunday, September 26th at 10 am and 11 am. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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First responder hockey match raises cash for households of fallen Colorado officers


FORT COLLINS, Colorado (KRDO) – The Colorado Springs Police Department participated in a statewide charity hockey tournament that raised money for the families of fallen law enforcement officers.

Over the weekend, Blue Warriors Hockey teamed up with the Fort Collins Pond Hockey League to host the Fallen Heroes Memorial Tournament.

According to Blue Warriors, the tournament raised money for local heroes who died on duty. All players are first responders from government agencies across the state.

This year the tournament raised money for the families of Boulder Officer Eric Talley and Arvada Officer Gordon Beesley.

Talley was one of ten victims of the King Soopers mass shooting in Boulder. Beesley was shot dead in Olde Town Arvada in June.

The hockey tournament raised about $ 30,000.

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