Union hockey event to help homeless vets

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Granite City – The Metro Union Hockey Club will take on an acknowledged tough foe, the Fighting Amish of Southern Illinois, in its annual fund-raising game on Friday, Feb. 28.

This will be the fourth annual fund-raiser for the Metro Union club. All proceeds will be donated to the Joseph Center (Eagle’s Nest) for homeless veterans. So far, the club and its partners have raised $3,650 for Metro-East non-profits.

As before, the game will be held in the Granite City Park Ice Rink, at 2900 Benton St., from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the southwest corner of Wilson Park. The evening will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and special tee shirts for sale. The winner will get a Bragging Rights trophy.

For more information or to donate items, contact Kirk Krabbe at kirkcrabbe@gmail.com or Terry Biggs of the United Way at (618) 877-6780 or terry.biggs@stlunitedway.org.

To donate to the cause, send checks payable to Eagles Nest of St. Clair County to United Way, attn. Terry Biggs labor liaison, 3600 Nameoki Road, Suite 205, Granite City IL 62040.


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