CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Two iconic Chicago organizations are teaming up to show their appreciation for Chicagoland first responders. Coming together for the first time, Turtle Wax and the Chicago Wolves are on a mission to support first responders and their families via an interactive social media campaign.
Both organizations have strong ties to supporting first responders:
- Turtle Wax co-chairmen Denis and Sondra Healy have lent their support to the 100 Club of Chicago for the last 29 years. The 100 Club of Chicago is a civilian organization that provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Mr. Denis Healy currently serves as the organization's executive board vice president.
- Chicago sports icon and Chicago Wolves Senior Executive Vice President Wayne Messmer's tie to first responders dates back to a critical moment in April 9, 1994, when he was shot in the throat during an attempted robbery on Chicago's near west side. Bill Steiner and Henry Hugel of the Chicago Fire Department were first on the scene and Messmer credits them with saving his life.
"Sondra and I are proud to be longtime supporters of the 100 Club. This year we are thrilled to partner with the Chicago Wolves to create a program that benefits this incredible group of men and women who have done so much to protect the Chicagoland community," said Healy.
Turtle Wax and the Chicago Wolves will host a special "First Responders Night" event at Allstate Arena on April 16, 2016, and are contributing 2,000 tickets for first responders and their families to enjoy the game. Additionally, starting today, fans are encouraged to get involved by retweeting a simple call to action from @TurtleWax that helps earn a $25,000 donation for the 100 Club of Chicago.
"Without the incredible work of first responders, Bill and Henry, it is possible that I would not be here today," said Wayne Messmer. "The sacrifices made by first responders are invaluable. We're honored to host them and their families at the arena in April and hope fans, friends and the community will join us in retweeting for this great cause."
For more information about the Chicago Wolves First Responders Night, presented by Turtle Wax, visit www.TurtleWax.com/ChicagoWolves or follow Turtle Wax on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest and greatest news.
First Responders and their families are also encouraged to visit www.100ClubChicago.org/TurtleWaxCARes to submit their R.S.V.P. for tickets to the Chicago Wolves game on April 16th.
About Turtle Wax
For the past 70 years, Turtle Wax has been a leader in the car care industry, formulating innovative product lines to meet the ever changing needs of both car consumers and the automotive industry. With humble roots in Chicago, Ill., Turtle Wax continues to be a family-owned and operated business with sales in more than 90 countries.
About Chicago Wolves
The Chicago Wolves professional hockey team has won four league championships. Their goals are to deliver the highest-quality hockey and entertainment while serving as a staple in the community. Chicago Wolves Charities has raised more than $4 million for local charities. For more information, contact Director of Public Relations Lindsey Willhite at (847) 832-1964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 100 Club of Chicago
The 100 Club of Chicago is the civilian organization that provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education. All federal, state, county and local police officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook and Lake Counties are included.
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