WHL: T-Birds to honor fallen police officers at tonight's game - tickets available!
There are three great reasons to make the drive to ShoWare Center in Kent for a hockey game tonight:
1. The Seattle Thunderbirds
2. The Everett Silvertips
3. The Lakewood Police Department's Independent Guild will be on hand, collecting donations for a Memorial fund in tribute to four police officers who were gunned down last weekend as they sat in a cafe, taking notes and preparing for their shift.
All law enforcement officers will also receive four free tickets to tonight's game, and the T-Birds and 'Tips plan to observe a moment of silence before the opening puck drop, to remember men and women who have been killed in the line of duty. And with an arena filled with hockey fans from around Western Washington, it's sure to be an emotional night.
For more information about the Lakewood police shooting investigation, go to king5.com for full coverage. For more information about tonight's activities at ShoWare Center, read on:
Seattle Thunderbirds News Release:
Kent,December 2, 2009 - The Seattle Thunderbirds organization appreciates all that the law enforcement community does to keep citizens safe and secure. The entire Thunderbirds organization was shocked and saddened by the tragic events that unfolded in Lakewood on Sunday.
The Lakewood Police Independent Guild will be in attendance at the game against the Everett Silvertips on Saturday, December 5, at ShoWare Center accepting monetary donations for the Guild. All donations and proceeds that the Guild obtains go to the children of fallen officers in a trust.
To show our appreciation the T-Birds are offering all police officers four free tickets to the game on Saturday against the Silvertips. Police officers who show acceptable identification at the ShoWare Center box office will receive their tickets. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday game days at 10 a.m.
"We were deeply saddened about what happened on Sunday in Lakewood ," said T-Birds owner and general manager Russ Farwell. "We would like to show our support to the Lakewood department and all police officers who put their lives on the line every day. We hope that by providing officers with a chance to see a game and also asking our fans to help the Guild we will be helping in some small way."
"We are also working with the Kent Police Department and radio stations Q-Country 102.9 FM and Funky Monkey 104.9 FM and hope to have an announcement on Thursday about a second fundraising effort our organization will undertake for the Lakewood Police Independent Guild." T-Birds single game tickets to the game on Saturday are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office.