TO BENEFIT THE OREGON DISTRICT TRAGEDY FUND 2 NEWS REPORTER ALIAH WILLIAMSON IS LIVE WITH DETAILS FROM THE BENEFIT MATCH ALIAH:DEVERO, THE DAYTON FOUNDATION HAS ALREADY RAISED MORE THAN $3 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE VICTIMS AND VICTIM’S FAMILIES OF THE OREGON DISTRICT MASS SHOOTING. NOW, POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND MILITARY MEMBERS ARE USING THE SPORT THEY LOVE TO RAISE MORE MONEY FOR THE FUND AND BRING SOME HEALING TO THE CITY OF DAYTON. PATRICK HOLLAND/ CAPTAINWERE DAYTON STRONG, NOTHING IN THE CITY OF DAYTON IS GONNA KNOCK IS DOWN. WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK UP AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING. THE DAYTON FIREFIGHTERS HOCKEY CLUB IS TAKING THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE TO THE ICE…PLAYING HOCKEY AGAINST THE TOLEDO HOCKEY CLUB TO BENEFIT THE VICTIMS OF THE OREGON DISTRICT MASS SHOOTING. PATRICK HOLLAND/ CAPTAIN TO THE PEOPLE THAT WERE INJUREDTO THE PEOPLE THAT WERE JUST TRAUMATICALLY INVOLVED IN THIS INCIDENT. THAT EVENT IS GOING TO BE WITH THEM THE REST OF THEIR LIVES,…SO IF WE’RE ABLE TO COME OUT HERE AND PUT A SMILE ON THEIR FACE …THAT’S ALL WE CARE ABOUT. WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE DAYTON COMMUNITYBUT THE MATCH ALSO SERVES ANOTHER PURPOSE FOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND SERVICE MEMBERS THAT MAKE UP THE TEAM…IT OFFERS THEM THE CHANCE TO LEAVE FRUSTRATIONS THAT COME WITH THE JOB ON THE ICE. PATRICK HOLLAND/ CAPTAIN I PERSONALLY LOVE TO BE ON THE ICE WITH MY FRIENDS AND WITH MY BUDDIES. WE HAVE A STRESSFUL JOB. WE’RE ALL POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS AND EVERY NOW AND THEN IT’S NICE TO BE ABLE TO PUT SOME HOCKEY PADS ON AND FORGET ABOUT WORK. SHOT AFTER SHOT…THE HOCKEY PLAYERS, WEARING A SPECIALLY DESIGNED DAYTON STRONG JERSEY RELEASED THEIR STRESS AND TURNED TEARS INTO SMILES FOR THEIR TEAMMATES, THEIR FANS AND THE CITY OF DAYTON. PATRICK HOLLAND/ CAPTAIN WE GET TO RAISE AWARENESS AND REMEMBER THAT DAY IN AUGUST WHERE DAYTON SHED A TEAR AND WE’RE HERE TODAY TO SAY IT’S NOT TIME TO CRY ANYMORE, IT’S TIME TO SMILE AND REMEMBER WHO WE ARE AND TO GET BETTER AS DAYTON CITIZENS. ALIAH:MEMBERS OF THE DAYTON FOUNDATION WERE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE GAME. THEY WERE GIVEN THE PUCK USED FOR THE FACE-OFF AS A GIFT AND REMINDER OF TODAY’S BENEFIT MATCH. I’M ALIAH WILLIAMSON…2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. DEVERO:YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO THE OREGON DISTRICT TRAGEDY FUND.JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE BAR ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

Dayton Strong benefit hockey game held to benefit Oregon District Tragedy Fund
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