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Tonight’s Special Halftime Show for a Lexington Firefighter

Firefighters are helping one of their own, Matt Logsdon (right, via @doneill).

Firefighters are helping one of their own, Matt Logsdon (right, via @doneill).

Firefighters are helping one of their own, Matt Logsdon (right, via @doneill).

Ryan Lemond will be setting the microphone aside tonight to make way for something more important; a five-minute pickup game between ten Lexington firefighters.

The firefighters are playing for their friend and colleague, Matt Logsdon.  The 10-year Lexington Fire Department veteran and father of three discovered last month that he has stage four cancer in his liver, lungs, spine and skull.

While Logsdon and his family decide how to attack his illness in Chicago, his fellow firefighters are trying to raise money and spread awareness at home.  Through the hashtag #TeamLogsdon, they’ve already raised over $29,000 to help the family.  During tonight’s five-minute game, the teams will be wearing jerseys from Nike adorned with #TeamLogsdon.

To learn more about Logsdon’s battle, visit the Facebook page, and if you can please donate to help Logsdon’s family in their time of need.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Tonight’s Special Halftime Show for a Lexington Firefighter



  1. Ricky
    12:10 pm February 18, 2016 Permalink

    Matt is my brother-in-law and I can’t tell you how thankful he, my sister, and our whole family is for the outpouring of support they’ve been shown. My sister, his wife, is a JCPS school teacher and it’s inspiring to see so many people give back to a couple who’ve dedicated themselves to public service. Thank you for this post and thank you to everyone who is supporting Matt in his fight to get back to his wife and kids



    • J-Dub421
      1:11 pm February 18, 2016 Permalink

      Prayers and well wishes to your family. No one should have to go through something like this.