Local officers and firefighters are heating up the ice at the Mercyhurst Ice Rink during a practice. The 9th Annual Boots and Badges event is set for this upcoming Saturday.
The charity game brings together local police officers, firefighters, and medical personnel for a hockey game. The game will be held at Erie Insurance Arena. Tickets are $16, and all proceeds collected benefit Erie Youth Hockey.
Players say they enjoy participating in the event.
Badges Captain Jake Washek tells us, “It’s awesome… A lot of fun. There is a great group of guys for the badges, as well as the boots, so it is a lot of fun for everyone. “
Fun fact for the event; all the players have to sell 10 tickets, equalling $160 raised just by the players.
This Friday, you can catch John Sorge to learn more about boots and badges, right here on JET 24…