Pigs -N- Heat Charity Hockey Games
Pigs -N- Heat Fire Relief Fund began in early 1984, when Marquette City Police
Officer Larry Grimsby and Michigan State Trooper Dave Rotteman
approached Marquette City Firefighter Dan Dagenais,
hoping to find a way to raise money to assist a family with three young
children whose home had just been lost to fire. Since
In 1984, the first game was played at NMU’s PEIF building. The event drew five hundred people and raised $1,700.00. Because of its great success, the game was moved to the Lakeview Arena.
the Pigs -N- Heat game draws between 3,000 and 4,500 people, raising
approximately $10,000-$14,000. The 2010 game had total ticket sales of
over $17,500.00. Support for the program is shown by various
its inception, the Pigs -N- Heat Fire Relief Fund has generated more than $336,000.00.
More than $240,000.00 has been distributed to
for the Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund has grown over the years, now including
participation representing fire departments from the cities of Marquette,
Negaunee, and Ishpeming; as well as the townships of
from local police departments includes:
Although police and fire department support has been great, it is the overwhelming community support and participation that make the Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund Tournament so successful.
The Pigs –N- Heat game is played each year in early to mid March.
For Ticket Information or Donation Opportunities Call:
Marquette City Police Department – (906) 228-0400