Stars to host benefit game on September 17th
September 14, 2016
The Euless Jr. Stars of the NA3HL have joined forces with the Fort Worth, Texas police department for the home opener this upcoming weekend against the Louisiana Drillers.
First responders will go head to head Saturday in an ice hockey game to benefit the family of slain Euless, Texas police officer David Hofer.
Hofer was fatally shot March 1st after responding to a Euless neighborhood park on a report of shots being fired. Other officers returned fire, killing the gunman.
The benefit game, dubbed Battle of the Badges, will pit the Fort Worth Panthers Police Hockey Team against Team Burnt Bacon, an amateur hockey team made up mostly of Grand Prairie police and fireman.
The benefit game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Euless Jr. Stars game at 7:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Star Center, 1400 S. Pipeline Road in Euless.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children (age five and under are free) and will gain you admission to both games.
All ticket sales and money raised through a raffle and T-shirt sale will benefit the Hofer family.
The Euless Jr Stars will also present a specially designed jersey to the Hofer family.