Previous News & Events
Fire Family Foundation hosted their first Blazing Paddles Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Chicken N Pickle in Grand Prairie, Texas. We netted over $1,000 at our first tournament – all of which will go to support firefighters and their families in times of need.
Sponsor, donate an auction item, and get your tickets for our 2023 Fire Boot Classic Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Castaway Burbank
On Saturday, October 1, we hosted our 9th annual Fire Boot Classic fundraiser at Castaway in Burbank. This year’s event was a huge success, we raised more than $145,000—that’s over $10,000 more than we’ve ever raised in the past! Read More
The Nationwide Ride is a two-person charity cycling event that will kick off on Good Morning America on July 5, 2021. The coast-to-coast ride will span over 3,500 miles and directly benefit eight worthy nonprofit foundations. Join Us or Get Involved
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On Saturday, November 21, the Fire Family Foundation hosted annual Fire Boot Classic online. Special guest MC Fritz Coleman will took us through an action-packed hour featuring: a show by magician Tam Vo, a regular at the world-famous Magic Castle; live and silent auctions; a Firehouse Mule drink mixing tutorial from in-kind sponsor Jack Daniels; a wine presentation from in-kind sponsor Ampelos Vineyard and Cellars; two exceptional honorees Richard Frawley, Deputy Chief with the Milpitas Fire Department, and Marcus Linden, CSE Insurance Group. We also heard from some of the fire family who we recently assisted including a firefighter and scholarship recipients. If you missed the event, you can watch it here:
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Dine-Out Drive-Thru at Crack Shack
August 30, 2020
The Fire Family Foundation and the Crack Shack in Pasadena, Encinitas and Costa Mesa partnered to host a Dine-Out or Drive-Thru event. Diners who mentioned the Fire Family Foundation when they ordered or picked up, had 15% of their order donated to help firefighters in need! Thank you diners and Crack Shack for participating in this delicious way to help firefighters in need.
Fire Boot Classic 2019
April 27, 2019
On April 27, 2019 Fire Family Foundation hosted our Sixth Annual Fire Boot Classic Charity Event at The London Hotel in West Hollywood.
This event featured a Casino Night and Poker Tournament, with Drinks, Dining, a Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Fun!
2019 Wine Tasting Recap
December 15, 2019
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, Fire Family Foundation hosted its Second Annual Wine Tasting fundraiser benefitting firefighters in need. The event was held at the Law Offices of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP in Glendale, CA and featured premium estate wines from Laetitia Winery. The event also featured a silent auction and appetizers. All of the wine was available for order at the event, and a portion of the sales from each bottle sold was donated to Fire Family Foundation. Over seventy guests were in attendance, including Fritz Coleman, NBC4 weathercaster, and Trevor Welch and Ed Foster, two firefighters from the local Glendale Fire Department.
Fire Family Foundation would like to thank Jerry Horwedel and Laetitia Winery for providing wines for the event. The Foundation would also like to thank Tom Daly and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP for hosting the event at their offices.
2018 Wine Tasting Recap
December 16, 2018
On December 16, 2018, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Fire Family Foundation hosted a wine tasting fundraiser benefitting firefighters and their families. The event took place at the Historic Van Nuys Library and featured premium estate wines from Laetitia Winery. These wines showcased the distinctive qualities of the Arroyo Grande Valley along with their sister label NADIA wines sourced from their Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard. All of the wine was available for order at the event, including the exclusive “Firefighter Red Gift Package.” A portion of the sales from each bottle sold was donated to Fire Family Foundation.
Fire Family Foundation would like to thank Jerry Horwedel and Laetitia Winery for providing wines for the event. The Foundation would also like to thank Aaron Straussner and the Straussner Sherman law firm for hosting the event at their offices.
Fire It Up! BBQ Competition
October 20, 2018
Family Foundation's Third Annual Fire It Up! BBQ Competition took place on October 20, 2018. It was a day filled with delicious, scrumptious and yummy barbeque food, brew tastings, family fun, and more!
March 10, 2023:
Fire Family Foundation is pleased to once again offer $50,000 in scholarships to the children of active, retired, or fallen firefighters. Learn More