I saw one of these charity basketball games in Delton, back in the 90's, and the thing I'll always remember is how big the Detroit Lions linemen were. I think it was Lomas Brown. The man was a mountain. A tall mountain.

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That's the really cool thing about the games. You get to get up close to these athletes whom you most likely only see on a TV screen a couple of dozen times a year.

So here's the details:

What: The Portage Firefighter’s Association 16th Celebrity basketball game

Who: Former Detroit Lions vs. Portage Firefighter’s Association.

Where: Portage Northern High School Gymnasium.

When: Thursday April 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

How Much? Tickets to the game are $20.00 for a single ticket, $35.00 for a pair, or bring the whole family and friends for $50.00 (Family Ticket up to 8 people at the door).

How and where do you get the tickets? To order tickets for game online please visit wolverineproductions.org OR portagefirefightersunion.publicsafetypsa.com For further information you can also call the ticket hotlines at 1-800-445-2143 or locally at (269) 388-2192.

Anything else? Yes, The former Lions players will be signing autographs at halftime free of charge.