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Badgers to hold Local Hero Day Feb. 13

<b>The Badgers will hold Local Hero Day Feb. 13.</b>

The Badgers will hold Local Hero Day Feb. 13.

Feb. 4, 2011

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MADISON, Wis. – The Badgers are set to honor two sets of heroes when they take on North Dakota at the Kohl Center Sunday, Feb. 13. The game marks a special day for the graduating seniors on the team, who have been heroes to the women’s hockey program for the past four years, but also for local heroes of Dane County, who are invited to attend the game as part of Becker Law Office’s Local Hero Day.

As the top-ranked Badgers prepare to face off against the Fighting Sioux in their final regular season home game, Becker Law Office and Wisconsin women’s hockey invite local fire departments, police departments, EMS personnel, veterans and other Dane County service departments to attend the game for only $1.

Captain Angie Joseph-Gaffke, RN, will take part in an honorary puck drop prior to Sunday’s game as part of the Local Hero Day celebration. Joseph-Gaffke is a Wisconsin Army National Guard Occupational Health Nurse & Medical Operations Officer.

Last year’s Local Hero Night was a huge success with over 6,000 fans in attendance, which set a UW women’s hockey attendance record at the time. Local Hero Night took place on Jan. 5, 2010 when the Badgers took on Team USA at the Kohl Center.

The Badgers will also honor their six seniors against North Dakota as part of Senior Day. Plan to arrive early to honor these student-athletes as they play in their final home match at the Kohl Center as Badgers. Wisconsin’s 2011 senior class includes Mallory Deluce, Meghan Duggan, Anne Dronen, Kelly Nash, Carla Pentimone and Geena Prough.

To purchase tickets to this year’s event, please click here and enter the promotional code “HEROES”.

Please contact Megan Bruggink at mbruggink@wisc.edu or (608) 262-7453 with any questions.

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