Doctors lace up their skates to benefit the children

By Chad Weber

April 12, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Some local doctors traded in their stethoscopes for a pair of skates Friday night...all for a good cause.

The "Mighty Docs" competed against the "Surgical Clinics".

It was part of the 6th annual benefit hockey game put on by the Children's Hospital of Illinois.

For five dollars, spectators got to watch the medical personnel bash each other's brains in.

Money was also raised through a bake sale, 50/50 tickets, and silent auctions.

"I've seen personally the money that is raised to help these sick kids," said Lukas Rocke, an OSF nurse and member of the Mighty Docs team. "It is just, how can you not donate. It's a great great cause."

"Lukas who was one of our nurses in the hospital and he was unbelievably kind," said Sarah Zallek who recently had her daughter at the Children's hospital. "What the Children's Hospital does for kids is amazing and is accessible to everybody. They take care of everybody whether they can afford it or not and having charity events allows them to do that even better."

"They were really nice to me," said daughter Zoe Zallek, "and took good care of me and stuff."

Organizers said they were hoping to raise around 5,000 dollars from Friday night's event.

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