First responders in Strathcona County played in a charity hockey game for a good cause on Friday (Apr. 21) night.
Firefighters and paramedics went up against police officers in a game at the Sherwood Park arena to raise money for the family of Constable Harvinder Singh Dhami, who lost his life while responding to a call in early April.
Nathan Gauvreau with the Strathcona County Professional Firefighters Association said that the event was incredibly successful.
"We had a pretty awesome turnout from the community, and it was really well received and a great tribute to our fallen comrade."
The game ended with a win for the firefighters and paramedics at a score of 4-1. In total, around $4,200 was raised for the family.
"Admission was charged with any cash donation people could help us out with. I think we had just shy of 200 people attend," said Gauvreau.
At the end of the game, the first responders donated the funds towards Dhami's GoFundMe, which is just a few thousand dollars shy of its $40,000 goal.
With the success of the fundraiser, Gauvreau hopes they can do something similar next year.
"One person's charity would be per year, maybe we would do muscular dystrophy."
You can donate to Dhami's GoFundMe by clicking here.