FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION SELECTED AS A CHARITY PARTNER OF A MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIER
Official PGA TOUR Taking Place September 9-15, 2019
NEW YORK, NY (September 9, 2019) – First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), a non-profit established in 2002 dedicated to supporting the families of first responders is proud to partner with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier from September 9-15, 2019.
The Greenbrier event will take place on one of the most significant days in American history—the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier has made a pledge to support FCRF and other relief organizations with a significant financial contribution. FRCF will be present throughout the tournament dates and will be showcasing the Foundation’s mission in a number of different ways.
The Foundation will be joined by a representative from the FDNY and an officer from the NYPD Ceremonial Unit who will sing The National Anthem at a “Salute to Service” dinner and “God Bless America” at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Representatives from CSX will also be present at The Greenbrier. CSX Pride In Service is a partner of FRCF and with the company’s support, the Foundation has expanded its reach to provide scholarships to even more children of first responders in the 23 states in which CSX operates. A special event will be held on 9/11 at the ceremonial locomotive, CSX 911 “Spirit of our First Responders,” a state-of-the-art, working locomotive honoring first responders. At the event FRCF will thank CSX and the Greenbrier for their significant financial support and acknowledge first responders for their contribution to the local community and beyond. A local first responder family will be awarded tickets to attend the FRCF Thanksgiving Breakfast at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Commenting on the partnership with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, Jillian Crane, President of FRCF:
“First responders are the men and women that we call on in times of trouble and they show up and put their lives on the line for us. Our goal at FRCF is to be there for first responders and their families because they are here for us. They risk their lives for us and we are committed to serving them and their children.
…We would like to thank the Greenbrier for inviting us to be a charity partner of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. We also thank CSX for their partnership with FRCF. Partnerships such as these are essential to provide the resources needed to children of first responders by way of emergency grants and scholarships”.
FRCF will be participating in numerous ways over the duration of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier including representation at all programed events throughout the tournament. Events and activities that feature the work of FRCF include:
See 9/11 Memorabilia
The FRCF tent located on The Greenbrier grounds will have on display 9/11 memorabilia and photographs.
Walk the FRCF 9/11 First Responders Commemorative Walk
Take 1,980 steps – the number of stairs that first responders set out to climb to reach the top of the World Trade Center on 9/11 – with signs along the way telling the stories of first responders who were there.
Win VIP Tickets to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
Each day, the Tournament raffle will award a family pack of four front row tickets to the FRCF Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast in NYC.
Visit the CSX First Responder Commemorative Locomotive
Located at the font gates of the Greenbrier, CSX 911, “Spirit of Our First Responders” is a state-of-the-art, working locomotive honoring first responders. Guests of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and community members are invited to: visit the locomotive on 9/11 from 4 pm to 5 pm; meet the FRCF team, PGA players, Executive Tournament Director, Robert Harris, and CSX representatives; and watch the “Salute to Freedom” parade with marching bands. A local first responder family will be recognized and presented with tickets to The FRCF Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Nominate a First Responder for a Named CSX Pride in Service Scholarship
Each day, the Tournament raffle will pick an “Everyday Hero” from the nominations received for “The Greenbrier Wall of Honor” to have a FRCF / CSX Pride in Service college scholarship named after them and awarded to a worthy child of a first responder.
Snap a Selfie at “Hats Off to First Responders”
Guests can show their support for first responders by posting a selfie while wearing first responder gear including fire, police, and EMT hats, Kevlar vests, and more. Stand in front of the “Hats off to First Responders” backdrop beside the FRCF tent.
More information on FRCF is available at www.1stRCF.org. Follow FRCF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @1strcf.
About First Responders Children’s Foundation
For the past 20 years, First Responders Children’s Foundation has been providing college scholarships to children of first responders who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The Foundation also awards grants to families enduring significant financial hardship and supports programs operated by law enforcement organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community in which they live. The Foundation’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade breakfast hosts children and family members of those lost in the line of duty for a free breakfast and front-row view of the Parade so those families can gather and heal during what might otherwise be a stressful holiday. More information can be found at www.1strcf.org. Follow First Responders Children’s Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1strcf.