First responders to face off against eye cancer

When local Traverse City firefighters and police officials heard the news of 17-month old Draven Dunklow's eye cancer diagnosis - and the financial strain treatment at DeVos Children's Hospital is putting on his family - they became determined to have a fundraiser.

Guns-N-Hoses will feature local law enforcement officials and firefighters and emergency personnel.

''Team Police'' will take on ''Team Fire'' January 18 - including players from the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office and TC Police, and every fire department in the county.

"I think it's important for us in the public safety community - you know we're a tight-knit group - to rally together in situations like this," stated Captain Tony Posey of the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department. "And being a smaller community and being able to support not only each other but each others families - I think that's huge. And like I said, everyone just got on board and it took off."

With a hockey game, silent auction, raffle, and chuck-a-puck - the event is a family-friendly way to give back. Posey said it should be a great game to watch since most of the guys play hockey on a regular basis.

They are still looking for volunteers and silent auction items. Tickets are five dollars at the door, and donations will be accepted. All of the money raised will go to the Dunklow family.

The silent auction will start at 7:30pm with the puck dropping at 8:15pm at Centre Ice on January 18. There is a scrimmage Saturday night for both teams to practice.

For more information on how to donate or volunteer - click here.