First responders, military to take part in Coeur d'Alene softball game


COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -It’s quiet and empty now, but on Saturday, Ramsey Park in Coeur d'Alene will be filled with those who help protect us while taking part in a charity softball game.

It’s also an anniversary that Alexis McKenzie says changed her life.

“Almost to the day that my husband was burned in the line of duty two years ago in Spokane,” McKenzie said.

September 8, 2016.

“We will risk our lives to the end and do whatever we can to do to save those savable lives,” Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said during a news conference.

A fire that was already dangerous from the start; two people lost their lives that day.

Chuck McKenzie suffered second and third degree burns and would spend time at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

A chaotic time for Chuck and Alexis, but help from Sons of the Flag, an organization that provides resources for burn survivors, pointed them in the right direction.

Now, they want to pay it forward.

“All of our proceeds are going to be going directly to Sons of the Flag to help anyone in need that's burned in the line of duty,” McKenzie said.

Teams from Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Post Falls will take part in the charity game.

The action starts at 9:00 A.M. Saturday morning.

The event will also have a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and food trucks.

Everyone’s welcome to attend, all you have to do is show up.

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