The 62nd Annual Hero Thrill Show™ will take place on Saturday October 1, 2016!
THE MISSION OF THE HERO THRILL SHOW™ IS TO RAISE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE COLLEGE TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICERS AND/OR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
On January 20, 2006* the President of the Hero Scholarship Fund informed the Police and Fire Commissioners of Philadelphia that:
The 61st Annual Hero Thrill Show™ took place on
Saturday October 10, 2015!
The Hero Thrill Show™ is NOT affiliated with the Hero Scholarship Fund
For the complete history of the evolution of the Hero Thrill Show™ click here.
Police widows support the Hero Thrill Show™, Inc. NOT the Hero Scholarship Fund.
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FOP supports the Hero Thrill Show™, Inc, NOT the Hero Scholarship Fund.
FAMILIES BENEFITED BY THE HERO THRILL SHOW™
Hero Thrill Show, Inc. Scholars
Since the formation of the Hero Thrill Show, Inc. in 2006, the full college tuitions of all of the children of all of the fallen Philadelphia Police Officers and Firefighters have been paid for by the Hero Thrill Show, Inc. No other organization provides scholarship assistance to the children of fallen Philadelphia Police Officers and/or Firefighters. The Hero Thrills Show, Inc. is NOT affiliated with the Hero Scholarship Fund.
The initial recipients of scholarships from the Hero Thrill Show, Inc were Katie, Brigid, Nora and John Redmond, whose father, Firefighter John Redmond, was killed in the line-of-duty on January 28, 1994. They have completed their education.
Kimberly Acey, whose father, Firefighter Vencent Acey, was also killed in the line-of-duty on January 28, 1994, is a senior at Eastern University.
Joseph Maryanowicz, whose father, Police Officer John Marynowitz, was shot and paralyzed in the line-of-duty on June 16, 1993, is a senior at Holy Family College.
Joe Friel, whose father, Police Officer Joseph Friel, was killed in the line-of-duty on December 4, 1994, graduated from St. Joseph's University.
Robert Skerski, whose father, Police Officer Gary Skerski, was killed in the line-of-duty on May 8, 2006, is a senior at La Salle University.
Katie, Colby and John Cassidy, whose father, Police Officer Chuck Cassidy, was killed in the line-of-duty on October 31, 2007, attended Gwynedd-Mercy College.
Amber Liczbinski, whose father, Police Officer Stephen Liczbinski, was killed in the line-of-duty on May 3, 2008, has graduated from The Kaplan Career Institute.
Jazmin Nazario, whose mother, Police Officer Isabel Nazario, was killed in the line-of-duty on September 5, 2008, is a senior at Chestnut Hill College.
Samantha and Terrance Simpson, whose father, Police Officer Timothy Simpson, was killed in the line-of-duty on November 17, 2008, are seniors at Gwynedd-Mercy College and Widener University, respectively.
Katelyn Stackwitz, whose father, Police Officer Andrew Stackwitz, died in the line-of-duty on September 26, 2008, graduated from Manor College. Her younger sister, Jennifer, attended the Community College of Philadelphia and has graduated from The Kaplan Career Institute.
In addition, 6 children will receive full tuition scholarships as soon as they achieve college age, viz., Nicole Skerski, Courtney Simpson, Johnny Pawlowski, Domenic Lorenzo and Kadence and Bradley Fox. Johnny Pawlowski's father, Police Officer John Pawlowski, was killed in the line-of-duty on February 13, 2009. Johnny is scheduled to enter college in 2026. Dominic Lorenzo's father, Police Officer Brian Lorenzo, was killed in the line-of-duty on July 8, 2012. Dominic is scheduled to enter college in 2024. Kadence and Bradley Fox, whose father, Police Officer Bradley Fox, was killed in the line-of-duty on September 13, 2012, are scheduled to enter college in 2030 and 2031, respectively.
The Hero Thrill Show, Inc. is NOT affiliated with the Hero Scholarship Fund