Firefighters are hot. Firefighters on ice? Even hotter.

Covid has changed how Checking For Charity is done, but not the passion behind the cause. This event was born out of a love for hockey and a desire to give back to the community. In 2017, two South Portland firefighters hatched up an idea: A charity hockey event with a couple of games and a focus on South Portland. Through the support and hard-work of many firefighters and community members the event has grown and raised over $40,000 in its first three years! A little global pandemic isn't stopping them!

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The event is the largest fundraiser the South Portland Professional Firefighters conduct each year. All of the money raised is donated to a variety of non-profit organizations and charities. Although some money is donated to larger organizations, the vast majority of the money is donated to local groups - like Cans for a Cure!

Here's what you need to know! It's virtual from the Troubh Ice Arena in Portland. Games will start at 11am, 1pm, and 2:30pm. They will all be live-streamed by Twelve North Agency. There is an on-line auction and raffle! You can make a donation! You can buy MERCH! Very cool Checking for Charities merchandise!

There will be several Mariner's players and coaches and this years event is dedicated to the live and work of Travis Roy. The Travis Roy Foundation is a beneficiary of the event. Travis' parents will be there to recieve a donation.

Please help these firefighters make this year the best one ever!

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