Badge Of Honor Benefit Run Inc.
The 4th annual Badge of Honor Benefit Run is complete. On behalf of the entire race committee, I would like to say thank you for your support. This race would not have been possible without you and the support of our sponsors. A special thanks to our Ultimate Sponsors – Harry Blackwell Dodge, Hefner Furniture & Appliance, and First Midwest Bank. Thanks to Dr. Wes Payne, Three Rivers College President, for allowing us to utilize the campus for our event. The weather turned out great and there were 192 registered for the event, which is a record number. We had a lot of volunteers that helped as well so thanks to all who dedicated their time to this event. Again, thanks and look forward to seeing you next year.
The Badge of Honor Benefit Run is an event to honor the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect and serve the citizens of their communities. Proceeds of the monies raised from this event will be distributed among four distinguished law enforcement support groups, dedicated to assisting police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. The MASTERS is a non-profit organization designed to assist the families of Missouri State Troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Similar to The MASTERS, The BackStoppers provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection units, who have lost their lives performing their duty. The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police is dedicated to improving the working conditions of police officers so they are able to provide quality law enforcement services to the communities they have sworn to protect. The proceeds from this event will also be used to help the Local Missouri Fraternal Order of Police fund community programs like the Annual Shop with a Hero Program, where law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel shop with children to purchase Christmas gifts during the holiday season. Starting in 2019, part of the proceeds will also assist Supporting Heroes. Supporting Heroes mission statement: “Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of public safety heroes who give their lives in the line of duty – by caring for the loved ones they leave behind.”
Check out the organizations that we are supporting with the proceeds of this Benefit Run:
The race director, MSHP Captain Jeff Vitale, can be contacted at: