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Utah firefighters host golf tournament to benefit foundation

Published June 5, 2013 9:51 am

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Members of the Salt Lake City area fire departments will host the 6th Annual Utah National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament on June 21st at Thanksgiving Point.

The best-ball tournament is one in a series of nationwide golf tournament fund-raisers for NFFF.

The tournament, open to the public, costs $500 per team, which includes golf and cart for four players, continental breakfast, a goody bag and Awards Luncheon. Registration begins at 7 AM and shotgun start is at 8 AM.

"It's not a serious day of golf. It's certainly not the PGA approach to golf," said Chief Charlie Dickinson, retired Deputy Administrator of the United States Fire Administration and the National Coordinator for the tournaments. "But we've found we've been able to financially help the Foundation, which is self-funded."

The first National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament was held in 2004 to raise awareness and support the programs of the Foundation. The program has grown to include over 30 regional golf tournaments across the country and has raised nearly $2,000,000 to help provide programs and services for surviving family members, including scholarships, workshops and conferences, as well as educating firefighters on preventing future fire service injuries and fatalities.