FUNDRAISING EVENTS
ACROSS AMERICA

First Responder Children’s Foundation partners with first responder groups around the country to raise money to support scholarships for children of first responders.

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
WAPAKONETA, OHIO
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
MIAMI, FLORIDA
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
HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA
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.

STYLE DOTS NEW BRACELET & DOT RELEASE
FACEBOOK LIVE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Join Style Dots Co-Founder Gina Smith LIVE on Facebook on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8 pm (7 pm Central time) for the release of a new, exclusive item designed specifically for First Responders Children's Foundation!  Proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to First Responders Children's Foundation to support scholarships for children of first responders.  Be sure to catch the Facebook Live event on September 17 - facebook.com/styledots

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.

FDNY FIREFIGHTER DANTE MAZETTI'S RECORD LAUNCH
NEW YORK CITY
OCTOBER 16, 2019

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, FDNY Firefighter and musician Dante Mazetti will debut his new album, and a portion of the proceeds from both the album sales and the record launch show will support First Responders Children’s Foundation.  “Dante is both a FDNY Firefighter and an acclaimed musician,” said Jillian Crane, President of First Responders Children’s Foundation, “and we’re thrilled that he’s using his musical talent to support scholarships that our Foundation awards to children of first responders who have lost so much.”

Combining acoustic indie folk rock and soul, Dante is known for his expressive vocals and multi-instrumental style and has been described as a “multi-talented musician” (The Independent) and “a marksman of both vocal skill and finger-plucking” (B-Sides and Badlands).  Dante was chosen to star in Levi’s “What’s True” commercial campaign, named in Newsday’s “Best of the Hamptons,” and was voted Best Male Musician by the popular Hampton’s publication, Dan’s Papers.

In addition to the record release party on October 16 (location and timing details TBD), you can also catch Dante performing in Cutchogue, NY at Bedell Cellars on August 31 and in Woodbury, NY at Palaia Winery on September 1 and October 13.

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.

WHISKEY & CIGAR RAFFLE
ONLINE
OCTOBER 30, 2019

You might win Jack Daniels whiskey, premium hand-rolled cigars, and some swag from First Responders Children’s Foundation.  Brothers in Arms PSMC, Cigar Bundles of Miami, and First Responders Children’s Foundation have joined forces to bring you a whiskey & cigar raffle to support a worthy cause.  During September and October, 2019, raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each, and a lucky winner on October 30 will receive two bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey, a bundle of premium hand-rolled cigars from www.CigarBundlesOfMiami.com, and a special first responders baseball cap and polo shirt from First Responders Children’s Foundation.  Click on the picture above to link to the raffle sales page.

Raffle organizer and Ronin chapter President of the Brothers in Arms PSMC Motorcycle Club, Matt “Toon” Teun, says, “the Public Service Motorcycle Club was founded on July 4th, 2019 as a means whereby men who have given their lives to public service can share a common brotherhood, ride motorcycles, and give back to their respective communities.  The colors in our logo represent the colors of public service:  Blue – police, Red – firefighters, White – EMS, Green – military.  Out motto is Alius Primoris which means “Others Before Self.”

Proceeds of the raffle will support First Responders Children’s Foundation which awards scholarships to the children of fallen or disabled first responders and also promotes and facilitates educational activities and programs operated by first responders which benefit our communities as a wholeC

A SQUARE DANCE SALUTE TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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.

PAST EVENTS

BOWLING PARTY
FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
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.”