Posted by Justin Rice December 28, 2011 10:28 AM
Rice, a Peabody firefighter, died Friday while battling a three-alarm fire on Hancock Street.
Concord-Carlisle will also do a 50/50 raffle with the funds benefiting Rice’s family. Tickets will be sold while 10-year-old squirt teams play during intermission of the high school game. The Concord -Carlisle team and coaching staff have already donated $250 of their own money to the cause.
“I’m going to be disappointed if they are walking out of there with under $1,000 for the family,” Concord-Carlisle coach Kevin Harrington said during a phone interview this morning.
Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 apiece and $5 for an arms-length of tickets.
“I’m very good friends coach [Mark] Leonard from Peabody and I know he was close to this fireman,” Harrington said. “Us and Peabody have had a great rivalry for so many years and firemen are such an integral part of the community when one succumbs in the line of duty it’s a big blow and we’re trying to do something to make this families life a little easier.”
Justin A. Rice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.