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Hockey charity event raises money for local organizations

Posted at 3:27 PM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 00:36:03-04

BOISE — The hockey community comes together every year to play a charity tournament at Ice World in an effort to give back to the community.

It all started a few years ago when the hockey community wanted to help Boise police officer Kevin Houtry who got shot in the line of duty and became paralyzed from the waist down.

The first hockey charity event went so well that organizers decided it was something they should do every year to bring the hockey community together to have some fun and play hockey for a good cause.

"Being able to help the community through a sport that I love and with a community I love is just a tremendous feeling," said Todd Horton.

The event raises money because every team pays a registration fee of $800, but the most unique part is that players can pay cash to get more skaters on the ice, pull the other teams goalie or send their friends to the penalty box.

Every year they also pick different organizations to raise money for, this year it was Family Advocates and the VA Crisis Fund.

“This is something we love to do to give back to our community and when you can step in and make that little bit of difference, it is the best feeling in the world.," said Horton.

To see some highlights and the fun these skaters had at the coed event check out the video.