Annual golf tournament benefits programs of National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
It’s time to tee-up with friends and local firefighters and turn a good day of golf into a great day to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty and support their survivors.
Join members of Wasatch Front fire departments on Thursday June 18 at Talons Cove Golf Club in Saratoga Springs for the 8th Annual Utah National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament. This public event is one in a series of nation-wide golf tournaments organized by local volunteers to raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
“The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament is a great way to raise money and awareness for the Foundation, as well as a fun way to spend a day with friends and neighbors,” said Murray Fire Chief and Tournament Coordinator Gil Rodriguez. “We are very pleased to host this tournament which benefits the loved ones and coworkers of firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Registration begins at 7 a.m., and shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, groups and area businesses. To register, please contact Chief Gil Rodriguez at 801-264-2781 or go to www.firehero.org/event/golf15-murrayut.
The first National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament was held in 2004 to raise awareness and support the Foundation. The program has grown to include 30 regional golf tournaments across the country and has raised more than $3,000,000 to help the NFFF provide programs and services for surviving family members, including scholarships, workshops and conferences. The NFFF also provides education and training for firefighters on preventing future fire service injuries and deaths.
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The NFFF also works with the fire service to help prevent and reduce line-of- duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the Foundation and its programs contact us at 301-447-1365 or visit www.firehero.org.