Charity hockey game held to build playground to honor Caitlin Nelson

The Port Authority Police Department hockey team played the Jersey United Firefighter Hockey Club to raise funds to build a playground honoring Caitlin Nelson, who died after choking during Sacred Heart University’s charity pancake-eating contest in 2017.

Caitlin’s father, James Nelson was an officer with the Port Authority Police Department who was killed in the line of duty while responding to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, reports News 12 NJ.

The Caitlin Nelson Park will be built through the Where Angels Play Foundation in Clark, NJ, Nelson’s hometown and should be completed this spring.

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