MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - In celebration of their 35th year, the Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund is planning on having another exciting family event with lots of laughs, contests, and of course hockey! They appreciate all the coverage and support the local media and the community has given them over the years.
This support has helped them give back nearly $400,000 to fire victims. Displaced families are given cash for immediate expenses and also a few days stay in a local Hotel or Motel to help begin the process of putting their lives back together. The fund is available to all Marquette County Residents.
This year’s game is on Wednesday, March 14th at 7 p.m. at Marquette’s Lakeview Arena. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The game pits local Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers in a fun and spirited hockey game along with a family atmosphere with Mascots, many prizes large and small, awards, games, and giveaways. Tickets are only $1 which enters you to win prizes up to $1,000 in cash. They can be purchased from local Firefighters and Police Officers.
Following is a list of events and grand prize donors this year.
The generosity of the local business community allows them to draw for many prizes of all sorts from food, to services, and everything in between. Major prize sponsors such as Eagle Mine and Holiday Gas Stations allow them to give away several large cash prizes to lucky winners. Media sponsors include The Mining Journal, Sunny 101.9 Radio, and TV6/Fox. They appreciate the support from all donors.
A game of “Chuck a Puck” will be plated for a great cash prize and Superior Pipes and Drums will play. Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year Awards will be given along with other honors to local Emergency Service members.
An assortment of other activities will be offered such as free prizes tossed in the crowd, kid’s activities, and more. A 4th Period Reception will be sponsored by the Holiday Inn, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.