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SIOUX CITY | The Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc.  partnered with the Sioux City Musketeers and scored $60,241 during its annual Face Off for Charity event.  

Proceeds go toward helping the children and adolescents at the agency. 

The Feb. 9 event hosted more than 300 fans and included a silent auction, dinner and live auction on the ice. Money was also raised at silent auctions during weekend Musketeers games, a press release said.    

Hockey players with the team visited the residential treatment program at the agency for the charity. 

“The interaction between the children at the agency and the Musketeers players is invaluable,” Terri Dooley, the agency's executive vice president of development, said in the release. “You can see the excitement in our children and the commitment of the players to help our kids feel important.”

This is the charity's 20th anniversary, and the total amount raised during that time is more than $700,000, the release said. 

“The Sioux City Musketeers continue to be amazed by the support of the Siouxland area for this fundraising effort and I know both organizations benefit greatly from this partnership," Musketeers President Rich Zaber said in the release. “Watching our staff, players and fans participate while assisting this worthy cause is extremely gratifying. I am pleased to be a part of the Musketeers organization which fully commits to the development of young men’s athletic skills as well as their character.”

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