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Local Firefighters Host Golf Tournament to Benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

MURRAY, UTAH – Whether you’re a scratch golfer or just want to enjoy a day on the links, join local firefighters on Friday June 15th at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi, Utah for the 5th  Annual National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Tournament.   This best-ball tournament 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 tournament is open to the public and the $500 team fee includes continental breakfast, greens fees and cart for four golfers, goody bags, lunch and awards ceremony. Registration begins at 7:00 AM, and shotgun start is at 8:00 AM.

In 2011, the NFFF Memorial Golf Tournaments collectively raised almost $300,000 for the Foundation.  The proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty, provide resources for surviving family members, including scholarships, workshops and conferences, and educate firefighters on preventing future fire service injuries and fatalities.

“At this year’s event, we will be honoring Steve Cox, Fire Marshal from South Davis Metro, who died in August after becoming ill while performing a firefighter fitness test” said Tournament Coordinator Gil Rodriguez.  “Steve was a much-respected 22 year veteran in the department. His wife will be at the tournament, and during the awards ceremony we will be introducing a scholarship established in his honor.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, groups and area businesses.  For more information about the tournament, including registration and sponsorship information, please go to http://golf.firehero.org/ut/murray/ or contact Gil Rodriguez or Russ Groves at (801) 264-2781.


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 closely with the U.S. Fire Administration 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.

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