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5/1/2018 Member News

Fourth Annual Piper Fire Footgolf Tournament Raises $8,000 for Children’s Burn Foundation April 6


CONTACT: Tricia Kane or Melissa Faint, 727-581-9339

Fourth Annual Piper Fire Footgolf Tournament Raises $8,000 for Children’s Burn Foundation April 6

CLEARWATER, Florida, May 1, 2018 – More than 120 “footgolfers” helped Piper Fire Protection raise more than
$8,000 for the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida (CBFF) at its 4th Annual Footgolf Tournament, April 6 at
Largo Municipal Golf Course.

Piper Fire President Chris Johnson thanked all participants, including representative from CBFF, in the creative
event -- substituting soccer for golf balls, and their supportive sponsors. Included were Brown & Brown Insurance,
Ansul, Core & Main, Wallace Welch & Willingham, HikVision, Solutions Insurance, R.S. Williams & Associates,
Reliable Sprinklers, Silmar Electronics, Brooks Equipment and Ferguson Fire & Fabrication.

Johnson noted, “Our ‘Piper Gives Back Committee’ was formed to allow our team to focus efforts to live out our
mission statement in our community. Not only do we want to make our communities safer, we also want to make
our communities better, and that is what ‘Piper Gives Back’ is all about.

“This dedicated team of employees is focused on ways to benefit local non-profits, whether financially or by
physical labor. Organizing the Footgolf Tournament to support the children attending the CBFF Camp Tequesta
isn’t just to benefit the organization and the children but also to bring awareness to Piper Fire’s overall goal as
a company – that the fire protection industry’s main objective is to save lives.

“It is so inspiring to have campers who have survived and thrived to adulthood, come back and serve as  administrators and counselors for this camp. We are proud to be able to come along beside these amazing young men and women to provide a chance for the next generation of campers to have an amazing time with people just like them.”

Participants enjoyed live entertainment, signature beverages with a Piper Fire souvenir cup, awards for top teams, prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin, and a 50/50 Raffle.

For future sponsor opportunities or any other questions contact Tricia Kane or Melissa Faint via email – or phone: 727-581-9339. To learn more about the Foundation, or donate, visit

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