Springfield area residents were lined up out the door of Jordan Valley Ice Park for Saturday’s Police vs. Fire hockey game to raise funds for the Greene County 100 Club.
Officials with Jordan Valley Ice Park told OI that the turnout was so large that people had to be turned away because the rink was filling to capacity for the afternoon matchup. They estimated that between 950 and 1000 people bought tickets for the game, raising over $4500 for the charity.
“It’s great to see so many people come out and support our police and firefighters,” Springfield police chief Paul Williams told OI.
The game benefitted the Greene County 100 Club, an organization which gives immediate financial support to the spouse and dependent children of police officers or firefighters who died in the line of duty. The families of any full-time, part-time or volunteer law enforcement officers or certified firefighters in Greene County who give their life while serving are eligible for support from the 100 Club.
The firefighters jumped out to a 4-0 lead before winning the game 6-3.
Here are some of the sights of the game and the atmosphere at Jordan Valley Ice Park: