06/15/15 411 W, 1 I - + 6 - 4 Play it Forward at Bentwinds on June 22 - National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tournament

Press release. 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 Raleigh area fire departments on Monday June 22, 2015 at prestigious Bentwinds Country Club in Fuquay-Varina for the Ninth Annual Raleigh Area NFFF 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).

Charlie Dickinson, former Deputy US Fire Administrator and keynote speaker for this event, remarked “I have always referred to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, to be held this year on October 3rd and 4th at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD, as a ‘bittersweet weekend.’ How heartbreaking it is for the families and loved ones who have suffered the loss of their firefighter. However, how sweet it is for the families all brought together for this wonderful service, which brings great comfort for one another.”

Registration begins at 8 AM and shotgun start is at 10 AM. Entry fee of $110 includes a day of 18-hole superball, a golf gift, a meal after golf and door prize tickets, as well as the famous putting contest, which awards a driver to the winner. The putting contest ends at 9:45 so be sure to come out early to get a chance to qualify.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, groups and area businesses. To register or more event contact information, visit www.firehero.org/event/golf15-raleighnc.

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.

See a video about the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments. To learn more about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, go to www.firehero.org.

Special thanks to our title sponsors: Sparkkles Restoration Company, The Contents Company, BluePrint Travel, REMAX One Realty, CRC Restoration Company, Rhinehart Fire Services, and Hardison & Cochran Attorneys-at-Law.

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