Madison Police and Madison Fire Give Back
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 6:57am
Golf Outing Raises Funds For 9/11 Families
On September 9, 2011, The Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA), the Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS), and the Madison Firefighters Local 311 held a Charity Golf Outing at the Yahara Hills Golf Course. This event raised over $18,000 for this year's beneficiary, Tuesday's Children.
Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization founded by family and friends of the 9/11 victims. This organization has made a long-term commitment to meet the needs of every family who lost a loved one in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tuesday's Children's foundation of community based programs addresses challenges family and friends of victims of 9/11 face as they arise, and provides direction and encouragement to each member of the family. These programs bring families together, helping them recover from their loss and develop a sense of future.
Both the Unions of the Police Department and Fire Department traditionally host separate charity golf outings sponsored by their individual department's unions. In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the unions forewent their traditional, individual outings and combined as one to raise money for Tuesday's Children.
The men and women of the Madison Police Department and Madison Fire Department are proud to share a strong sense of community here in Madison and recognize the importance of doing their part to support charitable organizations that make a positive difference for the community.
- Joel DeSpain, 266-4897