SAN ANTONIO (November 30, 2010) – Fire and ice collide when the San Antonio Rampage honor local firefighters and law enforcement officers at their 7th Annual Salute to the Badges Night on Saturday, Dec. 11 as they host the Manitoba Moose at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center.
The event is a joint effort between the Rampage and local fire and law enforcement departments to raise money and awareness for the Alamo Area Fire and Police Memorial (AAFPM). The Rampage will wear specially designed jerseys that will be auctioned off to the public following the game. A portion of the proceeds from the auction and ticket sales will benefit the Memorial.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus will drop the ceremonial puck and throughout the night the Rampage will honor fallen service members from local fire and law enforcement departments.
Various fire and police vehicles will be on display prior to the game including a San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) ladder truck and a San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) helicopter. The SAFD mascot, Sparky, will also be on hand. Children 12 and under can register their fingerprint at the Bexar County Sheriff Office (BCSO) table on the concourse.
AAFPM is dedicated to building a memorial, planned for the corner of Alamo and Market Streets, in memory of local men and women that gave their lives for Bexar County. The memorial will feature names of both full-time and volunteer firefighters and law enforcement officials that have died in the line of duty. More information about the AAFPM can be found on their Web site at www.aafpm.com.
Tickets for local firefighters and law enforcement officers start at $10 and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at (210) 444-5554.