Posted on 2/2/14

ymca2 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (9/1/14) — In conjunction with the Madisonville 9/11 Heroes Run, the Hopkins County Family YMCA will host a 9/11 Heroes Meet and Greet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at 150 YMCA Drive, Madisonville sports fields .

Air Evac Lifeteam, Madisonville Fire Department, Madisonville Police Department, Medical Center Ambulance Service and PHI Air Medical Helicopter will have representatives at the Meet and Greet. Vehicles and apparatus will also be onsite for tours, including helicopters, ambulances, police cruisers and fire trucks.

“The Hopkins County Family YMCA is excited to be able to host a First Responders Meet and Greet in conjunction with the 9/11 Heroes Run packet pick-up on Sept. 5,” said YMCA Senior Director Kelly Forbes. “This is a great opportunity for families to come out and meet those who protect our community on a daily basis.”

Last year, more than 700 people participated in the Madisonville 9/11 Heroes Run. $12,800 was invested back into the local community. This year’s race proceeds will be split among the Travis Manion Foundation and the Patrick Rudd Project. The Patrick Rudd Project assists Hopkins County First Responder agencies and departments through Everyday Heroes mini grants for equipment and training.

About YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

About Travis Manion Foundation

The Travis Manion Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) that is dedicated to empowering our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen. TMF engages with veterans and families of the fallen in all stages of their personal journeys and offers them unique opportunities to empower them to achieve their personal and professional goals. TMF believes that the best way to honor the fallen is by challenging the living. TMF challenges veterans and survivors to lead the “If Not Me, Then Who…” movement and inspire others to continue the service to community and country exemplified by the nation’s fallen heroes.

About Patrick Rudd Project

The Patrick Rudd Project encourages citizens of Hopkins County to embrace local Veterans and First Responders in Honor of SGT William Patrick Rudd, to assist Veterans through the transitional phases of their lives and to promote a better understanding of Veterans’ and First Responders’ value to our community.

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