Baldwin County Fire Rescue has participated in the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s Give Burns The Boot® campaign for over 10 years. As a creative way to partner with GFBF, Baldwin County hosts annual tournament benefiting the GFBF with over $50,000 of donations over the past eight years! Baldwin County’s new fire chief, Chief Victor Young says “One of the main reasons our tournament was started, was to assist the GFBF in their work with children at Camp Oo-U-La. Some of our firefighters were privileged enough to visit Camp Oo-U-La and see how our donations have impacted children in their recovery. We also wanted to assist the foundation with providing fire safety and prevention education, and supporting medical facilities for burn survivors”.
Each year Baldwin County Fire has around 100 players to turn out on the day of the tournament, and most of them play each year and always look forward to the next. They contribute the success of their tournament to the generosity of their local businesses and the tireless efforts of their tournament committee who spends numerous hours pounding the streets visiting businesses and making calls searching for the perfect prizes to draw in their golfers. “We look forward to a continued partnership with GFBF in all their future endeavors”, says Chief Young.
The GFBF is fortunate to have the support of so many wonderful fire departments across the state of Georgia. It’s their partnership with the fire service that GFBF has served countless families and individuals for almost 40 years.
Fire departments interested in finding out how you can participate in the Give Burns The Boot® campaign or other fundraising events please contact Venessa Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 320-6223.