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April 14, 2014

Falls police, fire charity hockey game scores big for 9-year-old boy

Police, fire charity hockey game scores big for 9-year-old

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Niagara Gazette — When the final horn sounded after the March 29 contest, the police had a 5-3 victory over the firefighters and the Schroeders had more than enough to cover the cost of bringing Lucy home to Jack.

“We’re all set now,” Nicole Schroeder said. “We’ve got everything we need.”

Hitting the Schroeder’s funding goal was exactly what the city cops and firefighters had hoped to do,

“Yeah, It was great,” Falls Police Tom Arist said. “That was the goal. When we counted the money (after the game) and we found out that put them over the top, it was just great.”

Arist, who captains the police hockey team, said this year’s game broke all the previous records.

“This year was, by far, the biggest crowd we’ve ever had,” he said. “And, by far, the most money we’re ever raised.”

Arist praised the firefighters and police officers who played in the game and who helped handle the door, concessions and so much more.

“(The game) is a lot of work, there’s a lot that goes into it,” he said. “But when you see the gratefulness (of the Schroeders), that’s what it’s all about.”

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