Kettering fire victims honored at football game

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN)- Fans flooded Hara Arena Saturday night to see the Dayton Sharks take on the Detroit Thunder.

But, the game wasn’t just about watching football.

Shaun Mobley and his two daughters survived a fire at their Kettering home in December.

Mobley’s wife, two sons and father-in-law were killed.

The Sharks stepped in to help.

10% of the ticket sales from tonight’s game and 10% season ticket sales will go to the surviving children to help pay for their college.

“What Shaun Mobley told me is that his wife said she wanted his kids to go to college.  That was a dream of his wife.  And, so, I said, that’s how we can help.  And, so, to go one step further, the players are donating their salaries tonight,” explains Dayton Sharks Managing General Partner Corwyn Thomas.

Many parents came out to show their support.

“My kids go to Kettering schools.  So, it means a lot to help out and support the family,” says Amber Harvey.
“I think it’s great.  I think we need to do more things like that around here in the community,” comments Elizabeth Foster.

The Sharks presented a check for $1500 to the family after the game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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