Mayor Announces AFD and APD are Joining Forces for Charity Hockey Game
August 20, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry asked the public to support both the Albuquerque Fire Department and the Police Department in their annual charity game. AFD and APD have played an annual hockey game against each other since 9/11 to raise money for different charities. This year, the two city public safety departments will be joining forces to play against the NM All-stars to raise money for their own brothers in need.
This year, three City of Albuquerque Public Safety members have been diagnosed with rare brain malformations. AFD FF Vince Cordova, AFD FF Matt Wolf and APD Officer Kyle Evans have had to travel out of state to have life threatening surgeries to remove brain malformations. They have survived the surgeries but have still have an intensive recovery process to go through. Their surgeries, travel costs, and physical therapy bills have exceeded what the insurance company has paid out.
As public safety members have always and will continue to take care of our brothers and sisters in need. We are asking for the public to help by bringing their families to the Public Safety Hockey Game on August 26th at 4:00pm at Outpost Ice Arena. All proceeds will go to these three heroes.
Come out and enjoy a game while supporting Albuquerque's Finest. Public safety units will be on display prior to the game so children enjoy. Raffle tickets will also be sold during the game.
For more information, go to our website at www.cabq.gov. To purchase tickets, contact Mike Geier at 505-553-2228.