T-Birds fans raise in excess of $23,000 to support children of slain Lakewood officers

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  • Thursday, December 10, 2009 12:00am
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The Seattle Thunderbirds are pleased to announce their fans have raised in excess of $23,000 for the Lakewood Police Independent Guild through two separate fundraising

The T-Birds conducted a 12-hour sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday where they donated 100 percent of all revenue from tickets purchased online to the game against the Tri- City Americans on Dec. 11 to the Guild. The T-Birds generated $13,212 in ticket sales that will be donated to the Guild.

At the game against the Everett Silvertips Dec. 5, the Lakewood Police Independent Guild raised more than $10,000 in donations from T-Bird fans to support the children of the four slain Lakewood police officers.

“We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from our fans for the families of the Lakewood officers,” said T-Birds Director of Public & Media Relations Ian Henry. “They really stepped up and showed their support of this great cause.”

The game against the Americans on Friday is 7:35 p.m. at the ShoWare Center.

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