In what has become an annual tradition, members
of the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments will meet on the ice this Saturday,
April 13, 2013. The charity game is in its 17th year and this year's game
proceeds will go to the New York Organ Donor's Network in honor of fallen Firefighter
Antonio Rodrigues and Detective James McCabe. Rodrigues passed away after a massive stroke in July of
2012. His organs were donated through the New York Organ Donor's network.
Both teams say they're ready and each year it
proves to be a close battle. One of the game's organizers and a member of the
Fire Department team, Joe Goluzinski, says this year's game will have
additional meaning. "We will definitely be keeping A-Rod in our hearts as
we play this year. He was all about giving and continued to do so through organ
donation even after his untimely passing."
The puck drops this Saturday, April 13, 2013,
at 4:30 pm, at Murray's Skating Rink, on Tuckahoe Road, in Yonkers, New York.