COLORADO SPRIGNS, Colo. -- Before hitting the practice field on Tuesday night, General Manager Tony Seaman, Head Coach Jim Stagnitta and several Outlaws players drove down to Colorado Springs to visit with and thank the firefighters battling the Waldo Canyon Fire.
The group of players received a briefing about the firefighting efforts from Forest Supervisor Jerri Marr and learned what a typical shift entailed for the men and women fighting the flames from the ground.
“It means the world to our firefighters,” Marr said.
The Outlaws were joined by Denver Broncos players, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot. Together, the group mingled with firefighters as they returned from 16-hour shifts fighting the fire up in the mountains above Colorado Springs.
The fire especially hit home for goalie Adam Fullerton, who is based at Fort Carson just a few miles away from the Incident Command Center at Holmes Middle School.
Fullerton was joined by midfielders Jeremy Sieverts and Josh Sims, defenseman Matt Bocklet and Jordan Hendry.
The Outlaws will continue their support of the firefighting efforts and victims with donation collections throughout tonight’s game vs. Ohio that faces off at 7 p.m. MDT at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Following the game will be a fireworks show, featuring Denver’s only postgame fireworks celebration tonight.
Denver hopes to set another professional outdoor lacrosse attendance record tonight, with last year’s July 3 fireworks celebration game against Boston currently standing in the top spot with an attendance figure of 27,184.
Tickets are still available at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High box office beginning at $20.