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Local firefighters hit the ice for the Mad City Fire on Ice Hockey Classic

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison firefighters will hit the ice this weekend for the Mad City Fire on Ice Hockey Classic.

It's the second annual event to benefit Wisconsin's Make a Wish Foundation. Eight teams of firefighters from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota will face-off at the Madison Ice Arena.

Firefighters hope to grant wishes for two special local children this year. Spectators can watch more than 20 games of competitive hockey, a half-rink charity shot competition for a chance to win $10,000 and the UW-Madison Badger hockey players will participate in a sled hockey exhibition game.

The events will be at 725 Forward Drive in Madison. Games run on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Local wish kids and their families with make a special appearance at a ceremony on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

"The firefighters hope to grant wishes for two special local children this year," said Nicole Williams, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin Madison Regional Director. "We invite the community to help us make this a very successful event. There's something for everyone to come out and enjoy!"

Make a Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes help give children a break from doctor visits, hospital stays and treatments.

More than 4,700 Wisconsin children and their families have benefited from the programs since 1984.

Click here for more information about Make a Wish Foundation.

Click here for more information about the Madison Fire Hockey program.

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