Get Fired Up For Hockey For A Good Cause
How does a day full of hockey and helping a great cause, sound? Perfect, right?
On Saturday April 1 at the iWireless Center in Moline, the Quad City Fire Hockey and Chicago Fire Hockey teams, alongside the Quad City Mallards, will be holding their 9th annual benefit game to raise funds and awareness for the QC MS Open Swinging Fore A Cure.
Tickets are $15 with $5 of each ticket benefitting the MS Open. Tickets can be purchased at the Bierstube in Moline and Le Claire. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Tyler Gilles with the QC Mallards at 309-277-1304 and asking for the QC Fire Hockey Benefit tickets. Tickets will include admission to both the benefit game and the QC Mallards game later that night.
The QC Fire Hockey vs. Chicago Fire Hockey benefit game will begin at 1pm. From 2-6pm, the Moline Bierstube (415 15th St Moline) will be hosting the ‘between games party’. Along with their daily special, they will also be offering $2 16oz domestic cans and $5 sausage with a side specials. The Quad City Mallards vs. Alaska Aces game will start at 7:05.
The Quad City Fire Hockey team was established in June of 2008 with the goal of bringing the camaraderie of the Fire Service to the ice and strengthening friendships with our firefighters’ brothers. The team members consist of firefighters from the Quad Cities. QC Fire Hockey has both professional and volunteer players along with some law enforcement and EMS players.
The QC MS Open: Swinging Fore A Cure event will take place on July 29. This is a golf outing to raise money for the National MS Society. Funds are used to raise awareness and support research efforts to end MS forever. This year there are some specific goals for the funds raised at the event. Half the funds raised will continue to support the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Nation Multiple Sclerosis Society. The other half will be use to support local Quad Cities residents with MS.
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an unpredictable often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. It is devastating to those diagnosed and their families. Please come out this Saturday and help a much-needed cause!