Local First Responders Take The Ice For Charities During Oakland County Winterfest 2019

Oakland County Police and Firefighters competed in a 12-hour outdoor hockey game this weekend to raise over $10,000 for two charities: Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids  of Michigan and Angel Kisses during the Oakland County Winterfest. The final score was police: 54 and fire: 42.   The event was held at On the Dunes / Griffin’s Sports Bar & Grill in Commerce, MI from
9:00 am – 10:00 pm with a full house. The national anthem was sung by the Detroit Red Wings own Erika Roxin and other activities included live entertainment, an arts & crafts area for children,  “fowling” football-bowling, ice sculptures, carnival games, and a virtual golf scramble.  Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan is a local, grassroots, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides wigs & support services to children ages 3 to 18 at no charge throughout the state of Michigan. Since 2003, the nonprofit has provided over 4,500 wigs & support services to kids in need.  The organization was chosen by the police as their charity of choice this year after participating in the annual “Pigs 4 Wigs” campaign. Led by Milford officers, 15 departments made monetary gifts to grow their facial hair during No-shave November. Proceeds helped provide wigs for local children in need.  “The officers wanted to find an additional way to support our program this year and chose to invite us to be part of the Oakland County Winterfest. This fun, family-friendly event was a great success and we appreciate the many sponsors, volunteers, donors and attendees who came out to help our cause,” said Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan. “The majority of the children we serve are from the tri-county area, so the police are truly helping those in their own communities.”  For more information about Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, please visit www.wigs4kids.org.   If you ever know of a child in need you can contact the organization at: 586-772-6656 or maggie@wigs4kids.org.  To follow the annual Oakland County Winterfest, go to www.oaklandcountywinterfest.com