Annual basketball game to raise money for family of fallen firefighter Monday

COLUMBIA, KY (WAVE) - The third annual Adair County Emergency Services Basketball Game is on schedule for Monday night.

The man who helped plan it the first two years died last month, but organizers this year still want to play the game as a fund-raiser for his family.

Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider served the department for nearly 20 years, but was shocked on Aug. 21 while helping students at Campbellsville University do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Grider battled his injuries for nearly a month, but died on Sept. 20.

The game will be played at the Adair County High School Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Central time. Admission is $5 and proceeds will go to help the Grider family.

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