Nearly $9,000 was raised at the first annual Patriot Game as a part of last Friday's Traverse City Central/West high school football game. As a result, hundreds of area service men and women will receive care packages from Operation American Soldier. The game included the sale of t-shirts as fundraisers and a tribute to veterans and to thirteen northern Michigan soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The remaining shirts will be sold during the Central football homecoming game this Saturday. Organizers say they hope to make the Patriot Game an annual event.