Roanoke Rampage raising money for Straight Street

Saturday is first of two Roanoke Rampage home games this season

ROANOKE, Va. – Saturday will the first of two Roanoke Rampage home games this season and players hope you'll help them make a difference for a local nonprofit.

The team, which is comprised of local firefighters, police officers and military personnel, is putting in practice before taking the home field.

Money raised from ticket sales goes to Straight Street to help at-risk youth.

"It's not every day you get the opportunity to throw pads on again. I kind of get out here and have some fun, but do it for a good cause. I think we all joined this profession to make a difference for the community and be able to have fun and play football and still be able to do that and make a positive impact I think that's a great thing,” explained Adam Burton, a Roanoke city police detective and Rampage quarterback

The other home game of the season is June 3.

If you would like to watch the Roanoke Rampage take on the Charlotte Cobras Saturday, kick-off will be at 6 p.m. at William Fleming High School.

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