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For Immediate Release: November 8, 2017
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The 2nd Annual First Responder Appreciation Event

– Hosted by Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca, November 13th

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. — NOVEMBER 8, 2017 – Thank You First Responder, Inc. (TYFRO) – the growing grassroots non-profit effort to honor & create “A Culture of Thank You” to all of our Nation’s First Responders who put their lives on the line for us – along with Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca are inviting the public to our 2nd Annual First Responder Appreciation Event on November 13, 2017 beginning at 5 PM at Bokampers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The initial 500 First Responders will receive two complimentary beverages at the 5 – 8 PM Pre-Game Tailgate Happy Hour.  All others paying $5 to the charity for a wristband will receive two beverages and participate in personally greeting and thanking local First Responders. There is No Cover Charge to the public.

Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca remarked “TYFRO’s goal with this year’s First Responder Appreciation Event is to continue to raise awareness of the importance of Thanking First Responders, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice on 911 and everyday, and donating a portion of the event proceeds to the Ft. Lauderdale Firefighter Sauvens “Vince” Castelly Fund.” Additionally, TYFRO is working to raise awareness for a “Culture of Thank You” and provide resources for training First Responders in Mental Health First Aid.

LaMarca continued, “we were originally scheduled to honor 911 Heroes on September 11th at Bokampers, but were forced to re-schedule, last minute, due to Hurricane Irma. Now we’ve re-scheduled this Appreciation Event to November 13th – Miami Dolphins Monday Night Football at legendary Bokampers. The perfect opportunity to say Thank You to First Responders who saved lives and “calmed the storm” as we witnessed local heroes in action in Broward County and across Florida dealing with Irma’s devastating impact.” Since that time, America has needed First Responders more than ever, as unforeseen events continue to unfold each day.

November 13th Event Schedule
5 – 8:00 PM – First Responder Welcome & Pre-Game Tailgate Happy Hour
6:00 PM – Opening Ceremony » Black Pearl Pipes and Drums with Broward County Commisoner Chip LaMarca
8:30 PM – NFL Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers
9:45 PM  – Live performance by Matt Jackson – First Responder National Anthem

Sponsors for the First Responder Miami Dolphins Watch Party include Media Sponsor iHeartMedia radio stations; Big 105.9 FM, The Bull 104.7 FM and 940 WINZ AM. They are joined by Supporting Sponsor iShareFreely, Hospitality Support Sponsor Lauren’s Kids, Supporting Vendor Sponsors Broward College and Ocean Wealth Advisors, LLC, VIP Experience Sponsor Denison Yachting and Front Line Supporter Sunshine Cleaning. Additional sponsors include Print Media Sponsor The Good News, Social Media Sponsor Lift Digital Media, Republic National Distributors and Smarter Story PR.


Thank You to All of Our 2017 Sponsors

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About Thank You First Responder:

TYFRO is a grassroots effort whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and most importantly creating “ A Culture of Thank You” to all of our Nation’s First Responders for the difficult job they do every day by putting their lives on the line to protect and enhance our country and way of life. TYFRO supports the creation of a national day of recognition currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress. #ThankYouFirstResponder. For more information about our organization please visit, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax I.D. number 47-2886226. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and should be forwarded to 401 E. Las Blvd., Suite 130-516, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

About Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca:

Chip LaMarca, a lifelong resident of Broward’s fourth district, has earned a reputation for being a citizens’ advocate and a respected voice for the taxpayers who he is honored to represent. In 2005, Chip was first elected to the Lighthouse Point City Commission.  After serving the citizens of Lighthouse Point for two terms, Chip was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016 to serve on the Broward County Commission.  He serves on the Broward County Fire Rescue Council, and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council that has spearheaded a campaign, “Take 5 to Stay Alive” to advocate against texting and driving. Chip and his wife Eileen are passionate supporters of First Responders and Veterans throughout the south Florida community.

About Bokampers:

Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill was founded in 2008 with the Plantation, FL location. It has since grown to a total of 5 restaurants located throughout South Florida. They provide a local haven to fans of ALL sports. The unparalleled atmosphere makes this sports bar and grill different from any other. Televisions covering every wall, rival fans cheering their teams on under one roof, and the overall excitement make for the perfect environment for friends, families and sports fans of all ages! • 3115 NE 32nd Ave • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 • (954) 900-5584.


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