Friday, April 16, 2010

UPDATE: Suisun City Firefighters Raise $11,484.40 to Save School Sports

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Firefighters Association collected $11,484.40 during its "Boot Drive" to help restore local school sports programs on Saturday April 24.

About 25 firefighters and their families were joined by more than 70 local school athletes, parents and coaches on Sunset Avenue near the Heritage Park and Sunset shopping centers. The Association had hoped to raise $3,000 to $5,000.

"It was a very successful day," said Fire Capt. Greg Renucci, who helped organize the event for the Firefighters Association.

All proceeds from the Boot Drive will go to the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District “Save Our Athletic Programs” effort to raise community donations to fund Middle and High School sports programs for the 2010/11 school year. The District recently cut all funding for sports programs to reduce its budget while preserving classroom instruction.

"We think sports are an important part of the school experience, so we want to do something to help," Renucci said. "This is just our part to support our local kids."

Residents are encouraged to stop by to visit. The sports programs could be fully restored if every household in Suisun City and Fairfield donated $18.

For more information, contact the Suisun City Fire Department at 707-425-9133.

>>Make a direct online, tax-deductible donation to the FSUSD SOAP Fund>>


The Suisun City Firefighters Association has 43 members all of whom serve as volunteer firefighters in the Suisun City Fire Department. The Suisun City Fire Department is the largest urban fire service in California that is entirely staffed with volunteer firefighters.

In addition to staffing the Fire Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Association sponsors a number of popular community events, including the annual Toys for Kids drive, Easter Egg Hunt and the Halloween Parade and Costume Contest that has been an annual favorite for more than 50 years.

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