Members of Wheeling’s Police and Fire Departments will be hanging up their handcuffs and hoses for an evening as they take to the court in a charity basketball game slated for 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 at WesBanco Arena. All proceeds from the game will benefit the Ella Raddish family.
Tickets for the game are $10 and can be purchased at WesBanco Arena, the police department, 2115 Chapline St., or fire department headquarters at 2126 Market St.
Police officers hitting the court include Ryan Moore; Josh Sanders; Cody Schwertfeger; Cayden Hennen; Zach Herron; Cory Rager; Brandon Stanley; John Wolf; Doug Somerville; Kevin Kuca; Collin Jamison; and Robert Kovalyk. From the fire department, Kody Geisel, Clayton Dietrich; Cory Becker; Dan Gordon; Andrew Yahn; Phillip Namlik; Josh Dent; Mo Khan; Abraham Winter; Thomas Haluscak; Adam Twardoski; and Mike Haney will participate in the roundball contest.
Ella Raddish, 4-year-old daughter of WPD’s Sgt. Josh Raddish, tackled a long road to recovery after battling a rare condition called Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) only to be defeated in February by what doctors described as a superbug with the combination of influenza and streptococcus pneumoniae.
For more information, contact the Wheeling Police Department at (304) 234-3664.