By County10.com’s news partner Leslie Stratmoen, KVOW/KTAK
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Local firefighters hope their grudge basketball match between Riverton and Lander brings in the crowds so they’ll have a good stash of money to hand over to the local cancer fund. Riverton Assistant Fire Chief David Woolery said last year’s match-up brought in $9,600, which was given to the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, to help patients and families pay for incidentals not covered by insurance.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at the Riverton High School gym. Players from the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department will be looking for an upset over the Lander Volunteer firefighting crew who has taken home the trophy the last couple years.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids or $15 for a family of four. Woolery said they’re also still looking for items to auction off during half-time and including a new couch where a few lucky fans will win the chance to sit at half court to watch the game and eat complimentary pizza. Donations can be made by calling the Riverton and Lander fire stations at 856-8248 and 332-2209 respectively.