A team of Frederick County firefighters will play a team of firefighters from Annapolis in Frederick on Sunday to raise money for a fund to help local firefighters in need.

The match will be the Frederick Fire team’s second 9/11 memorial game and will begin at 5:20 p.m. at Skate Frederick on Riverbend Way with a ceremonial puck drop by Tony Tricarico, a retired New York City Fire Department captain, according to a team flyer. Tricarico’s crew, Brooklyn Squad 252, lost six firefighters responding to the 9/11 attacks. Early birds were encouraged to arrive before the game for an opportunity to skate with the team from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission costs $10 for attendees ages 12 and up. All proceeds go toward a fund designed to provide emergency assistance to members of the local firefighters union, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3666, and their families.

The game will also feature a silent auction and giveaway to raise funds, as well as booths from other organizations the team has raised funds for in the past, including the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs and the Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter.

— Jeremy Arias

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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