Scoring Goals For A Good Cause

Glenview firefighters and police play charity hockey game at Allstate Arena to benefit local organization.

Several teams of local firefighters and police hit the ice at Allstate Arena Sunday morning before an afternoon Wolves game to benefit local charities. The Wolves provide the venue, but the teams get to decide which charity receives the donations. Sunday, the Glenview team played for Camp I Am Me, a camp for children who have suffered severe burn injuries run by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance.

The Glenview team formed nine months ago and regularly plays on Tuesdays against other local fire and police teams. Several of the guys had played in the event before with other teams, which was how they knew about and got involved in playing the event this year.


"We have a great group of guys who love the game and we figured this was a great way to raise money for a good cause," said Dave Cotterell, a Glenview fire fighter and goalee. Cotterell stated Camp I Am Me was chosen because the Glenview Department has a 20-year relationship with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, and that they department tries to do one fundraiser a year to benefit the organization.

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