First Responder Children’s Foundation partners with first responder groups around the country to raise money to support scholarships for children of first responders.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, the Wapakoneta, Ohio Police Department will host a charity softball tournament with all proceeds going to support First Responders Children’s Foundation and the scholarships that the Foundation awards to children of first responders.
Lieutenant Patrick Green of the Wapakoneta, Ohio Police Department says ten teams are expected to participate in a fun and competitive day of softball. There will also be a raffle, and the grand prize is a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade experience in New York City. The winner will receive a Family Four Pack of tickets to attend the First Responders Children’s Foundation Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast in New York City which includes breakfast at the Bryant Park Grill and private Parade viewing along 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. This year will be the 19th annual First Responders Children’s Foundation Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast where 1,300 children and relatives of fallen first responder heroes are invited for breakfast and a front row view of New York City’s signature Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
MIAMI MARLINS HEROES NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
The Miami Marlins team will host a “Heroes Night” baseball game on September 11, 2019 at Marlins Park. Former and active first responders are invited to participate in a pre-game, on-field Heroes Parade, and a portion of ticket proceeds will benefit First Responders Children’s Foundation and the scholarships the Foundation awards to children of first responders. Click the flyer below to snag your tickets in the first responders section at $20 each. See you at the ballpark on September 11th!
KEYSTONE RV AT AMERICA'S LARGEST RV SHOW
SEPTEMBER 11 - 15, 2019
From September 11 to 15, 2019, Keystone RV Mega Center based in Greencastle, Pennsylvania will be attending America's Largest RV show in Hershey, PA and collecting signatures for a pledge of $1,776 to support First Responders Children's Foundation and scholarships awarded to children of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty. If you're attending America's Largest RV Show, come by the Keystone RV Mega Center display to meet JR and the whole team who look forward to seeing you.
PRIME RIB DINNER & GUN RAFFLE
PLEASANT HILL, CALIFORNIA
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, recruit class 188 at the Law Enforcement Training Center in Pleasant Hill, California will host a prime rib fundraising dinner and gun raffle, and a portion of the revenue will support First Responders Children's Foundation. Ashley Hoekwater, President of recruit class 188, says she hopes to welcome 250 guests to the event which will also feature a raffle of gift baskets as well as sales of class T-shirts.
The Law Enforcement Training Center provides innovative, high-quality training to local, state, and federal law enforcement professionals and offers a wide variety of advanced professional development courses furthering the skills, knowledge, and training of peace officers. Courses of instruction range from basic traffic accident investigation and emergency vehicle operations to developing civilian law enforcement supervisors and field training officers. Training amenities include a firearms range, emergency vehicle operations course, and state-of-the-art driving simulator and force option simulator equipment. Courses are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training with some classes certified by the California Department of Corrections Standards for Training in Corrections.
A SQUARE DANCE SALUTE TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS
NOVEMBER 30, 2019
On Saturday, November 30, 2019, the Associated Square Dancers of Superior California will host a square dance titled “A Salute to our First Responders” and proceeds will be donated to First Responder Children’s Foundation. The square dance will be held in Veterans’ Hall in Royer Park in Roseville, California from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Harold Hayek of the Associated Square Dancers of Superior California says, “Northern California has been hit really hard with fires and flooding in the last few years. Many people, including square dancers, have been affected by these disasters. Our first responders have been on the front lines for each of these disasters and, in some cases, have been victims as well. We are extremely grateful for all they have done for us, and we wanted to honor them in a tangible way, so we decided to dedicate one of our 5th Saturday Dances to honor our first responders.” The Associated Square Dancers of Superior California represents square dancers from a five county area of Northern California and is comprised of 15 clubs and 666 dancers from the greater Sacramento region and organizes a square dance every 5th Saturday.
KENDRA SCOTT JEWELRY EVENT
SOHO, NEW YORK CITY & SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY
OCTOBER 28, 2019
On Monday, October 28, 2019 in honor of National First Responders Day, Kendra Scott jewelry boutiques will host a private reception for friends of first responders at their store at 126 Spring Street in Manhattan and also at their store in the Short Hills Mall in Short Hills, New Jersey. During these private events from 6 pm to 8 pm, 20% of all sales will be donated to First Responders Children’s Foundation to support the college scholarships that the Foundation awards to children of first responders. Champagne, wine, cheese, and macaroons will be served. Please join us for these fun shopping events on Monday, October 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
MAY 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 – Employees of Rave Mobile Safety in Framingham, Massachusetts held a bowling party and fundraising competition for First Responders Children’s Foundation. The winners of the fundraising competition was a team called “Gutter Girls.” Funds raised will support First Responders Children’s Foundation.
GREAT GATSBY THEME PARTY
YORBA LINDA, CALIFORNIA
APRIL 6, 2019
April 6, 2019 – Members of the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, the Garden Grove, California Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security (Federal Protective Service) enjoyed a Great Gatsby theme party near Los Angeles, California complete with roaring 20’s attire and a red carpet entrance all to raise funds to support First Responders Children’s Foundation. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Thomas Smith reports, “Being that I am in law-enforcement, we decided to do a fundraising event for First Responders Children’s Foundation, and to make the party more exciting we did a 20’s theme Gatsby party where I also proposed to Lauren, my fiancée. We had about 140 who attended and had everything to include decorations, dancers, a DJ, and a casino. I have a few friends that work for the Orange County sheriff’s department, and I told their watch commander that everyone on duty in the city where we had the party was welcome to eat for free that night as well. I wanted to show my soon-to-be in-laws how close knit the law enforcement community was and that we were just like all the citizens we’ve chosen to protect. I also have two children who I would want taken care of in the event something happens to me which is why I chose your foundation.”