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After receiving a final tally from the bank earlier this week, The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Colorado announced that the Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association Local #5 and the Colorado Springs Fire Department raised $143,285 for the 2014 Fill the Boot Campaign! This is the 2nd highest amount ever raised in the State of Colorado. Colorado Springs also holds the record for the highest amount raised in the State set in 2008 with $153,000. With a grand total of $143,285 raised for MDA this year, the Colorado Springs Fire Department is projected to be in the top #15 fundraising departments for MDA in the Nation. This year, leading the charge for the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s Fill the Boot Campaign was Station 9, raising nearly $38,800! This is no small feat considering that the Department’s next closest competitor is more than 5,000 members larger than the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
IAFF Local 5 President Jeremy Kroto stated, “We especially want to thank the citizens of our great community that donated selflessly to make this years’ campaign such a success! Without their generosity we could not have raised what we did and we know it will make such a difference in the lives of our Southern Colorado families that are affected by muscular disease”.
As MDA’s largest national sponsor, the IAFF has raised nearly $300 million since the partnership began in 1954. These funds have fueled MDA’s worldwide research program seeking treatments and cures for more than 40 forms of neuromuscular disease. In addition, IAFF fundraisers help make possible a nationwide network of specialized medical clinics, financial assistance with certain types of expensive assistive equipment, support groups, informative publications and, of course, accessible summer camp for kids.
Thank you once again for joining us for the 12th Annual Colorado Springs Chili Cook-Off! Thanks to you, the Cook-Off hit a 6-year best in both dollars raised and number of booths that participated! A total of $9,600 was raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last Friday night!
I’ve listed the dollars raised by booth below, as well as our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in their respective categories. Thank you once again for your support of MDA and our Mission. We could not provide support and services to our clients without help from tremendous people like you; we’re lucky to have you by our side! I hope your team had a great experience at the Cook-Off, we look forward to having you join us again next year.
Chili Cook-Off Teams
Manitou Springs Fire Department
Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 10
Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 1
Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 17
Security Fire Department
Falcon/Wescott/Cimarron Hills/Black Forest
Catamount Wildland Fire Department
Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 8
EVRAZ Fire Protection
Air Force Academy Fire Department
Colorado Springs Fire Department Station 9
American Medical Response
Fountain Fire Department
El Paso County Fire Department
Manitou Springs Fire
CSFD Station 17
Best Green Chili
El Paso County Fire
Best Red Chili
AFA Fire Department
El Paso County Fire
Manitou Springs Fire
Most Money Raised
Manitou Springs Fire
CSFD Station 10
CSFD Station 1
Manitou Springs Fire
The cost will be $150 per player and signups will be taken by visiting www.iafflocal5.com or calling Debbie at 719-596-4618 to signup.
Proceeds from this tournament with benefit the Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation. More information about the CPFF Foundation can be found here: http://cpfffoundation.com/
Thank you for your support!
On behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Colorado Springs Professional Fire Fighters Local 5,are thrilled to invite you to our Annual Fire Fighter Chili Cook-Off! This year’s Fire Fighter Chill Cook-Off will be taking place on June 27th at the Fan Fest in Downtown Colorado Springs. As you know, this is a high-profile event with over 10,000 people expected to attend. Full details of the Chili Cook-Off are attached. Please note that booth space is limited and will be reserved at a first-come basis, so please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your team’s booth.As always, we cannot thank you enough for your support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and our mission of helping to find a cure! We Look forward to seeing you out there! if you have any questions, please contact Rudy at 719-761-5969.
Download: 2014 Chili Cook-Off Registration Form.pdf , 2014 Chili Cook-Off flyer.pdf
At MDA camp, children with muscle disease discover a world designed specifically for them- meeting many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. MDA camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience, along with opportunities to engage in a variety of adaptive activities including horseback riding, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, camp dances and much more. In addition to all of the fun and friendship it offers, MDA camp enables campers to stretch their comfort zones and gain independence as they spend a week away from home, permit someone other than their parents to provide personal care, and make new friends. MDA campers dream about summer camp all year and often say it’s better than Christmas; some even say it’s changed their lives. Almost all campers agree that it’s "the best week of the year."
You’re invited to apply to join the MDA team as a 2014 Summer Camp Volunteer. At MDA camp, volunteer counselors work one-on-one with campers, providing the around-the-clock care, close supervision and attention for children with muscle disease. Counselors push wheelchairs, meet the daily needs of each child, and become a youngster’s friend for a week. It’s a tall order to be an MDA camp counselor and MDA looks for people who can fulfill many specific responsibilities. This is an extremely important job and also a great way to get hands on experience and build your resume for your future career aspirations. MDA is especially in need of male camp volunteers; however, female camp volunteers are also encouraged to apply.
The Colorado MDA Camp is held at Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals in Empire and serves campers from Colorado and Wyoming. MDA provides pre-camp training to all camp volunteers, as you will learn how to do proper lifts and transfers, assist with campers acts of daily living and work hands on with camp medical staff. Our camp sessions are held two different weeks and we are looking for different volunteers for each week:
Session I: June 15th - 20th (Campers ages 6 - Pre-Teen)
Session II: June 22nd - 27th (Campers ages Pre-Teen - 17)
Attached is the fillable application for this years camp. We have until the end of April to get the applications filled out.
If you are interested - please contact Rudy at 719-761-5969.
Download: 2014 SC Volunteer Application (Fillable).docx
And don't forget that April 1st will be our final night and we finish out the month strong with our fundraising. Come by and help your Firefighters riase money for MDA as we continue to get closer to finding a cure!April 1st - Drawing/Prizes night - our Final night with the finale of the silent auction items, drink specials, fill the boot, shots and much more
SOME OUR GREAT AUCTION ITEMS UP FOR BID INCLUDE:
- Susan Harris MDA Painting
- Harley Davison Patch/Pin Pack
- Peyton Manning Autograph football
- Todd Helton Autograph baseball bat
- Two-some Golf at Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton, includes 18 holes, cart, and range balls
- One Night stay-away at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver
- In-Studio Family Portrait Session with Prints
- Authentic 2015 Fire Chief Helmet
- Champ Baily Autograph mini-helmet
- Mountain Bike
- Gift certificates from Local 5
- Antique fire photo collections
- and much more!!
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Total raised since 2000 = $1,258,040.00