First responders, Denver sports teams rally at DIA for fallen deputy

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First responders and employees at Denver International Airport have turned to hockey to help raise money for the family of fallen Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish.

Five teams will skate at the DIA rink between the Jeppesen Terminal and the Westin Hotel on Monday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in a friendly tournament to support the Fallen Officer Fund of Douglas County Foundation.

Parrish was killed in the line of duty on New Year’s Eve.

Denver’s sports teams are getting involved in the fundraiser with special appearances by the Denver Broncos cheerleaders, Miles the Broncos mascot, Dinger the Rockies mascot, and Bernie the Avalanche mascot. The Avalanche have also donated a signed jersey that can be bid on in a silent auction.

Suite Hop also raising funds

In related news, luxury suite broker Suite Hop is holding an online fundraiser where sports fans can donate directly to the Fallen Officer Fund or bid on suite tickets to the Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns game on Jan. 19.

According to the organization, “100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund for the Parrish Family … Each auction item includes 2 suite tickets to the January 19th Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns game.

Fans can CLICK HERE to donate or bid.