Fallen officers honored through charity ice hockey match
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Law enforcement officers from across the region will take to the ice next week for an ice hockey charity event that will honor two fallen officers from Winston-Salem.
The Greensboro Police Department will host the Sgt. Hutchens Police Charity Hockey Event for the third year running on April 14.
The event serves as a benefit to honor fallen police officers and is named for Winston-Salem police sergeant Mickey Hutchens, who was shot and killed in October 2009.
Fund-raising efforts this year are being expanded to also honor Russell Willingham, another Winston-Salem police officer who died in the line of duty.
Families of both officers will be on hand and plan to take part in the pregame ceremony.
A team of Winston-Salem officers will take on a composite team of officers from the Triad, FBI, ATF, and even the NYPD.
The game will begin at 4 p.m. at the Greensboro Ice House, on 6119 Landmark Center Boulevard in Greensboro.
A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held for fans in attendance.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $9, or at the door for $12. Children under the age of 5 will get in free.
Proceeds from the game will be donated to the Sgt. Mickey Hutchens Memorial Scholarship Fund and The Russell Willingham Benefit Fund.
To purchase tickets, contact PoliceCharityHockey@yahoo.com or visit the Greensboro Police Department website.