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After Hawks vs. Kings, it’s Cops vs. Fire in Oak Lawn

Updated: June 23, 2014 12:59PM



Blackhawks vs. Kings isn’t the only big hockey match-up Sunday.

The 10th annual charity game pitting Oak Lawn police officers against Oak Lawn firefighters is set for 5 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Park District ice arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave.

The game benefits the Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that helps families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The game almost didn’t happen this time around, said Sgt. Dan Vittorio, of the
the Oak Lawn Police Department. Injuries on both teams are keeping some players out.

“They can’t play,” he said. “So, we didn’t know if we could play.”

Children of firefighters and cops were recruited to fill in, Vittorio said.

Tickets are available at the door; adults pay $5 each and students get in for $2. There also will be a split-the-pot raffle.

The event is expected to bring in $2,000 to $3,000.



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