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May 20, 2011 > Fremont firefighters to host golf tournament

Fremont firefighters to host golf tournament

Submitted By Jenni McClelland

Fremont Firefighters are set to host their Fourth Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Taking place at the Sunol Valley Golf Club, the fundraiser is set for Monday, May 23.

A year ago, Fremont's Local 1689 raised more than $23,500, which helped to support the NFFF in its mission to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty, provide resources for surviving family members, and prevent future fire service fatalities.

Golf at the Fremont Firefighters 4th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament is a best-ball scramble format, and the public is encouraged to participate. Pre check-in for the event will be on Monday morning at 11 a.m. with the first tee time at noon.

Outback Steakhouse is donating a pre-golf lunch, and Groth Brothers Chevrolet will be offering several opportunities to win a year's free lease on a new vehicle for a hole-in-one on a par-3 hole. During the awards dinner, NFFF National Golf Coordinator Charlie Dickinson, Pittsburgh, Penn., fire chief-retired and former acting United States fire administrator, will speak about the work of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The Fremont Firefighters 4th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament is one of nearly 40 regional golf tournaments that will be held across the United States in 2011 to benefit NFFF. Proceeds go directly to support the upkeep and future expansion of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md., and enable surviving family members and coworkers of fallen firefighters to attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held there each October.

These funds also help to endow scholarships and job training for the spouses, children and stepchildren of fallen firefighters, and enable NFFF to provide logistical and emotional support to both volunteer and career departments when coping with a line-of-duty fatality from within their ranks.

For more information about this event, visit the tournament website at http://golf.firehero.org/ca/fremont/, or contact Rich Dickinson at 510-453-3816 or rdickinson@fremont.gov.

4th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament
Hosted by Fremont Firefighters
Monday, May 23, pre check-in 11 a.m., first tee, noon
Sunol Valley Golf Club, Sunol

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