A local nonprofit is teaming up with area police officers, firefighters and members of the U.S. military to play a series of floor hockey games against each other Friday night with all proceeds going to charity.
Salute, Inc., is hosting the Hockey for Heroes event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect.
Teams from the following organizations are scheduled to play: U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, Des Plaines Fire Department, Arlington Heights Fire Department, Mount Prospect Fire Department, Mount Prospect Police Department, ComEd and Northwest Central Dispatch.
Organizers are asking for a minimum $5 donation from spectators and said all money will go to help local veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Anyone with questions or who would like to sponsor a team should contact Salute, Inc., at (847) 877-2821.