Annual Fill the Boot campaign kicks off tomorrow at Blue Wahoo Stadium

Pensacola Fire Fighters and MDA Kick off Annual Fill the Boot Campaign at the Blue Wahoo’s game on May 18, 2017

WHAT: Members of the Pensacola Fire Department and Professional Fire Fighters Association Local, #707, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), are hosting a special event to kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.

Thursday’s Blue Wahoo game is the kick-off for the Pensacola Fire Fighters annual fill the boot campaign. Special guest, Kenan Bryant, with MDA will be throwing out the first pitch.

WHERE: Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

WHEN: 6:30 p.m., May 18

WHY: The Fill the Boot kickoff event on May 18, 2017 continues more than 60 years of IAFF tradition providing steadfast drive and uncommon caring to help free individuals from the harm of muscle diseases that take away everyday freedoms like walking, hugging, playing and even breathing.

This year’s Fill the Boot campaign officially begins May 19th at 9am at the following intersections:

· Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Cervantes St.

· Davis Hwy and Fairfield Dr.

· Summit Blvd. and Spanish Trail

· Pace Blvd. and Garden St.

· 9th Ave. and Creighton Rd.

· Bayfront Pkwy and Chase St

More than 90 members of the Pensacola Fire Department name and Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local #707 will fan out across the city with boots in hand as they greet motorists on the street asking them to make a donation in support of MDA’s mission to find treatments and cures for muscle-debilitating diseases.

Funds raised through 2017 Pensacola Fill the Boot event help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs, such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers. They also help send local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at no cost to their families.