The 3rd annual emergency services basketball game will take place Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Adair County High School gym in honor of the late Tony Grider.
Admission is $5, and all admission proceeds will go directly to Grider’s family. There will be door prizes and concessions.
The emergency services basketball game was started two years ago by Grider and Shannon Rowe, a Search and Rescue board member.
“It (the game) was a time for all of us to come together and have fun and not have to worry about having to be out on the scene of an accident,” Rowe said. “It took away all the stress.”
This year, the annual basketball game will honor one of its founders and a valued member of the community.
Grider’s Adair County emergency services activities included serving on the Search and Rescue board of directors, as a part time EMS paramedic, and as a volunteer firefighter for the fire department. He also served in the Taylor County Fire Department and the Green County EMS, which will also be represented at the game.
“Emergency services is like a big family,” Rowe said. “We’re coming together to honor one of our fallen brothers who we cared and loved for so much.”
Rowe encourages members of the community to come out to the game to help support emergency services and Grider’s family.
By James D. McIntosh Jr.