Philadelphia (CBS) – Organizers of the Hero Thrill Show coming up September 24th want to get folks revved up for the fundraiser at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Hero Thrill Show, featuring daredevil performances using standard issue equipment in the Police and Fire Departments, raises money to pay for the college tuition of the children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.
“This takes the financial strain off of the parents to afford a secondary education for these children. We owe it to them,” says Philadelphia lawyer Jimmy Binns, chairman of the event.
Judy Cassidy lost her husband, Officer Chuck Cassidy, who was shot and killed as he walked into a robbery in progress in 2007.
“None of us wish we were in this situation. I would much rather be in debt up to my ears than dealing with this. But, they’ve been wonderful in what they’re doing.”
Right now there are eleven families sending their children to colleges and universities, thanks to the Hero Thrill Show.
Last year, upwards of 50,000 attended the event.
Tickets are $10.00 per person and $25.00 per family of five. You can buy them online, at police stations and firehouses, or at the show.
Reported By Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio