The 63rd Annual Hero Thrill Show™ will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017!
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.
Entering the performance area of the Hero Thrill Show on October 1st at the Wells Fargo Center. We were blessed with rain free weather and an overwhelming crowd who came out to support the families of Philadelphia Police Officers and Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Jimmy Binns arriving at the 2016 Hero Thrill Show
Hero Thrill Show Celebrates A Banner Day On Saturday
PHILADELPHIA, PA – (Monday, October 3, 2016) – It was a show of stellar support at the 62nd annual Hero Thrill Show, on Saturday, October 1st at the Wells Fargo Center parking lot in South Philadelphia. For the first time in the Hero Thrill Show’s glorious history, multiple Grand Marshals – all of whom were severely injured in the line of the duty – participated in this special day of tribute and tradition. Nearly 15,000 enthusiastically attended the daylong festivities, despite overcast skies.
Hero Thrill Show Attempts To Build Community Trust
The heroes in the show are Philadelphia officers and firefighters.
Lee and his son are black. And Lee is well aware of the racial tension between police and African Americans in several communities nationwide. "These situations are truly egregious, but you must have common sense, good judgment, and see each situation on a case-by-case basis," he said of the shootings of unarmed black men by police. "There's no blanket statement to be had for every situation."
Weightwatchers donated $10,000.00 to the Hero Thrill Show on behalf of the Philadelphia Police Department, winners of the Battle of The Badges. Pictured here are Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel, Hero Thrill Show CEO James Binns, Weightwatchers CEO John Birnhak and Police Commissioner Richard Ross.
PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT WINS THE 30 TH ANNUAL WEIGHT
WATCHERS® BATTLE OF THE BADGES™WEIGHT-LOSS COMPETITION AGAINST
THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT
On January 20, 2006* the President of the Hero Scholarship Fund informed the Police and Fire Commissioners of Philadelphia that:
The 62nd Annual Hero Thrill Show™ was held on Saturday October 1, 2016!
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, graduated from Eastern University.
Joseph Maryanowicz, whose father, Police Officer John Marynowitz, was shot and paralyzed in the line-of-duty on June 16, 1993, graduate from Holy Family University.
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, graduated from La Salle University. Nicole Skerski is a junior 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 University.
Amber Liczbinski, whose father, Police Officer Stephen Liczbinski, was killed in the line-of-duty on May 3, 2008, is a junior at Gwynedd Mercy University.
Jazmin Nazario, whose mother, Police Officer Isabel Nazario, was killed in the line-of-duty on September 5, 2008, is a senior at Community College.
Terrance Simpson, whose father, Police Officer Timothy Simpson, was killed in the line-of-duty on November 17, 2008, graduated Widener University. Samantha is a senior at Gwynedd Mercy University.
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.
The following children will receive full tuition scholarships as soon as they achieve college age, viz., Courtney Simpson, Johnny Pawlowski,and Domenic Lorenzo. 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.
The Hero Thrill Show, Inc. is NOT affiliated with the Hero Scholarship Fund