Fort Collins Firemen and Police Trade in Their Uniforms for Csu Hockey Jerseys to Support the Sam Spady Foundation

The Poudre Fire Authority and police from Fort Collins and Colorado State University will face off in a hockey match to raise money for the Sam Spady Foundation and the Colorado State hockey team. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at EPIC, 1801 Riverside Ave. in Fort Collins.

One team will be half firemen and half Colorado State hockey players, while the other will be half policemen and half Colorado State hockey players.

The Northern Colorado hockey program offers an inexpensive and local alternative to enjoy hockey.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for students and kids, but donations beyond the ticket price are accepted. All proceeds go to the Sam Spady Foundation and the CSU hockey team.

Patty Spady, Samantha Spady’s mother, will drop the game puck and will then watch her first hockey game.

In addition to the hockey game, the evening will include a silent auction featuring two framed pieces of artwork by Sam Spady and a hockey stick signed by Colorado Avalanche team members. Events also include a mixed Police-Firemen Honor Guard presentation, a K-9 unit "take-down" and drug sniffing" demonstration and a fireman outfit demonstration with a dress race involving the audience.

The event allows the Colorado State hockey team to reach out to the community and help raise awareness about the Sam Spady Foundation, the Poudre Fire Authority and Fort Collins and Colorado State Police.

The Sam Spady Foundation was created in memory of Colorado State student Samantha Spady who died of alcohol poisoning in September 2004. The foundation aims to teach students about the dangers of misuse of alcohol. For more about the Sam Spady Foundation, visit

For more information about the hockey game, contact Joe Sharrock via e-mail at