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Raiders will donate $2 from every online ticket purchased for August 24 playoff game to memorial fund for Officer John Hetland

The Racine Raiders will donate $2 from every ticket purchased online to the memorial fund for City of Racine police officer John Hetland.The Racine Raiders will donate $2 from every online ticket purchased to their first MidStates Football League (MSFL) playoff game to the memorial fund for City of Racine police officer, John Hetland. Hetland was killed in an off-duty incident when he attempted to stop an armed robbery at Teezers Cafe on June 17. Hetland exuded love for the Racine community and gave his life to protect and serve that community.

The Raiders have been honoring the memory of Hetland for over a month, wearing a black circle decal with 1928 printed in white (Hetland’s badge number), and a think blue line running through the numbers. The Raiders organization felt encouraged to do more due to the overwhelmingly positive response from fans. 

A movement is actively taking place in Racine to “pay it forward” to honor Hetland’s service to the community, even spawning a Facebook page, Our Hero – Paying it forward for John Hetland. This is the Raiders way of taking part in that movement and helping to ensure that Hetland’s immediate family is taken care of as best as possible.

The Raiders will host the Southern Lakes Blue Devils on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Historic Horlick Athletic Field in Racine in the first round of the MSFL playoffs. The Raiders will donate $2 from each ticket purchased through our online ticketing outlet to the memorial fund for Hetland. In addition, to encourage fans to buy their tickets online, the Raiders have discounted the online tickets. Purchasing the tickets online will be less expensive than purchasing tickets on the day of the game at the ticket office, even after the nominal per-ticket fee. To purchase tickets online, please go to https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/racineraiders/buy-tix?d=0.