FOP encourages attendance at February 19 Blackhawks hockey game to benefit the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
CHICAGO – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) encourages anyone who supports law enforcement to attend the Sunday, February 19 hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the United Center in Chicago. Proceeds from the special First Responders Night contest will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
“We encourage everyone to back Illinois’ hometown hockey team while they support the men and women in law enforcement,” said Illinois FOP State Lodge President Chris Southwood. “We appreciate what the Blackhawks are doing to recognize the people who take the ice, so to speak, every day to protect and serve Illinois’ citizens.”
With every ticket purchased for the February 19 contest, $5 will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which memorializes law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty. Specially-priced ticket packages start at just $65.00 with multiple seating options and may be ordered online at https://nleomf.org/event/chicago-blackhawks-first-responders-night/. This special offer is available to all law enforcement personnel, first responders, public safety, corrections, security, friends, family, and the general public.
The Fraternal Order of Police, founded in 1915, is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. With a proud tradition of officers representing officers, the FOP is the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. The Illinois FOP, chartered in 1963, is the second largest State Lodge, proudly representing more than 34,000 active duty and retired police officers – more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide. Visit www.ilfop.org for more information.