Monday, January 21, 2013

About "Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes"


Hello everyone. First, a little about Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes ---
Our organization was founded in 2009. We started out, originally, with a specific mission: to give-back to the families of the four Oakland Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty on March 21st of that year. With the help of Diablo Country Club (Diablo, CA), friends and supporters, we hosted a Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2010 in their honor. The proceeds from that successful event allowed us to give those very deserving families $40,000... No amount of money could ever ease their suffering, but we hope it helped, in some way, to lessen the stresses involved with such a tragedy.

It was after the tournament that we began to reevaluate the mission and direction of our non-profit. Helping those families had a powerful effect on all of us and we didn't want to stop there. The past three years have seen us through several more events, three Celebrity Golf Tournaments (with our fourth coming up in June 2013) and many valued relationships with other non-profits, philanthropic corporations and some very giving friends and dedicated volunteers. All of these experiences and connections have aided us in our reformulated mission: to provide scholarships and assistance programs for the children of our fallen police officers and firefighters in California. The families of these men and women who are killed in the line of duty are in need and are certainly deserving of this assistance. We do not discriminate between union, volunteer or reservists...if the need is there, we want to help.

Our scholarship program is now up and running and our first recipients will be awarded at our 4th Annual Fallen Heroes Celebrity Golf Tournament, June 10, 2013.

We're excited about our new blog and looking forward to more rewarding experiences for 2013! Please visit our website at www.thefallenheroes.org for up-to-date info on events and activities.

Tom Gallinatti, CEO

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