The Tracy Firefighter's were able to raise $5,800 for charities in the Tracy and Mountain House areas. Both the Tracy and Mountain house "Pancake Breakfasts" were put on in the last two weekends with a cumulative of around 1,000 pancakers. The events were hosted at 1701 W. 11th Street (Station 91) and 911 Tradition (Station 98) in Mountain House. Both events were a blast featuring the "Firefighter Combat Challenge" where the kids were able to dress up in fire gear and crawl through obsticles mimicking fire ground operations. The "cash machine" was also a huge hit with the prizes being a Nintendo Wii and a gift card. All of the money will be donated to local charities and in the past have been given to causes like brighter christmas, Boys and Girls Club, local youth sports programs, Boy Scouts of America, and many more. The Tracy Firefighters would like to send out a special thank you to all of the citizens that came to the breakfast and all of the companies that donated.
Donations were given by
Party Warehouse Tracy
Tracy Delta Disposal
Borges Auto and Tow
Kentucky Fried Chicken
The American Cancer Society is doing research to create more birthdays and you can help. The research is being done Nation Wide and the study is coming to Tracy on Thursday November 1st and Saturday November 3rd. The study "Cancer Prevention Study - 3" is requesting help from people in the U.S.A between the ages of 30-65, who have never been diagnosed with Cancer. The participation involves the signing of a consent form, a brief survey, a waist circumference measurement, and a blood sample (max 7 table spoons), and a home survey. The location is at the Tracy West Valley Mall. For more information on this event and the American Cancer Society's study go to www.cancer.org/cps3
or call toll free to 1-888-604-5888.
You can help cure cancer
The "Tracy Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast".
The first Saturday in October (6th).
Featuring family, friends, Sparky the Dog, firefighter challenge for kids, T-shirts, cash machine, auto extrication, fire engines, and pancakes with syrup.
Start time is 5am to 11 am and tickets are $4 for kids and seniors and $5 for adults.
1701 W. 11th Street (Tracy Fire Station #91)
We hope to see you there.
The Tracy Firefighter's Charity is hosting a "Tip A Firefighter" night at Chili's of Tracy on June 27th 2012. All proceeds of the event will go to "Give Every Child a Chance" a foundation that provides free assistance for struggling students in the City of Tracy. Print out and bring a flyer to the event (take out also welcome) and 15% of your bill will go to charity. We are currently working on getting a flyer posted on this website. You can also stop by Tracy Chili's to pick up a flyer the night of the event. Just say "I am her for the Tracy Firefighter's Charity event. Hope to see you there. Tracy Firefighters will be serving from 5pm to 10pm that night.
West High student Michaela Manyvanh was awarded $100 donation by the Tracy Firefighter's Charity to attend a "LeadAmerica Medicine and Healthcare" Conference at U.C Berkeley this summer. Michaela will also be doing clinical studies at San Francisco General Hospital. Michaela aspires to pursue a career in the medical field and is working towards admittance to a college or university that has an elite medical program. The Tracy Firefighter's are honored to be a part of helping youth, like Michaela, attain their dreams.
The Tracy Firefighter's Charity was able to donate two
bikes to the "Crossroads" church during the church's
"free to the public" Easter egg hunt on Friday the 6th at
Poet Christian elementary school. Among the Fire engine
were drawings for Easter baskets and a Taekwando
demonstration. Over two thousand plastic eggs were
dispersed into the field and hundreds of kids went crazy
(Article from Tracy Press)
The second annual Guns & Hoses charity basketball game unofficially topped its fundraising goal of $2,000, thanks to a capacity crowd at the Tracy High gymnasium Saturday night.Tracy’s firefighters beat the police department team for the second year in a row by a score of 39 to 28, but organizers said the true winners were the children.
The event raised $1,500 of scholarship funds for local high school seniors Yordon Coss, Alejandra Manriquez, Viridiana Inguanzo and Ross Anderson; and $500 for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at local schools. The four students were chosen as winners of an essay contest about goals for the future. Their entries also contained recommendations from community members.
Tracy police officer Rich Graham, who shared organizational duties of the event with Michelle Elmore and Christina O’Neal, said the final figures should be finalized by Monday, April 9.
Graham said although it was not fun losing to the firefighters, he said everyone had a good time and really enjoyed playing.
“Once you play in one (game), you get those competitive juices going,” he said.
The captain of the firefighter team, Capt. Paul O’Neal said the key to the game was raising money for the local charities.
“The event worked out really good. A lot bigger than last year and think it will get bigger in years to come,” he said. “It’s always nice to win, but that’s not always why we play.”
Describing the win, O’Neal said, “It’s more bragging rights and we get to hold onto the trophy,” which will be on display at the fire administration building on Central Avenue.
Read more: Tracy Press - Charity basketball game exceeds fundraising goal
Saturday, March 31st 2012, at the Tracy High Basketball Gymnasium , the Tracy Firefighters will face off against the Tracy Police Department in a charity basketball game that raises money for the "DARE" program and the Tracy Public Safety Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $8. Doors open at 6:00 for a BBQ dinner and tip off is at 7:15. Hope to see you there.
The Tracy Firefighters Crab Feed is coming this Febuary 17th from 6pm to 11pm. Ticket info to follow.