The State College Spikes are proud to partner with WHVL-TV and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to host the inaugural Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Stair Climb. The event will be held on Saturday, September 28 at the home of the Spikes, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, which is located on the campus of Penn State University.
The Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Stair Climb is open to the community and participants may register as an individual or as part of team. The cost is $30 per individual or team member. All climbers receive a commemorative shirt and a name badge of the firefighter they are honoring. Anyone interested in participating may register by visiting http://events.firehero.org/whvl or www.whvl.com, and there are no restrictions on who may climb.
All proceeds from the Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Stair Climb will go to the NFFF. The NFFF funds programs to support the families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit. For more information about the about the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs and the NFFF, fans can log on to www.firehero.org.
"When firefighters, EMS or police perish in the line of duty it has a great impact on our communities and across the country," said Penny Hain, General Manager of WHVL. "We wanted to find a way to honor the folks that we have lost while helping the loved ones, friends and co-workers they left behind."
"We are honored to host this event and cannot wait to welcome all of the climbers to our ballpark to pay homage to the heroes who put their lives on the line," said Spikes General Manager Scott Walker. "Medlar Field at Lubrano Park has always been and will always be a place for our community to come together, and we are looking forward to continuing that tradition with the Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on September 28."
The activities begin on the day of the event with climber check-in at 8:00 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. Climbing will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories to symbolize the number of floors in each of the Twin Towers. Following the climb, participants and volunteers will treated to an after party beginning at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact WHVL at 814-234-9485 or visit www.whvl.com.
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