PRESS ROOM

The Knoxville Public Safety Foundation strives to provide assistance and support to safety professionals and their immediate family in the event of catastrophic injury, illness, death or other significant life-altering events.

NIGHT HAWKS FOOTBALL

The Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Fire Department played a flag football game as guests of the Knoxville Nighthawks Indoor Arena Football Team in another battle between the “Guns and Hoses.” The Police Department won the hard fought game and the Foundation received recognition at half time. Our thanks to the Nighthawks for their support.

CINCO DE MAYO

Salsarita`s Restaurants of Knoxville hosted a fundraiser for the Foundation on Cinco De Mayo resulting in a $600.36 donation. The featured event was a Taco eating contest between the UTPD, KFD, KPD and Knox County SO. Sergeant Jeff Holmes of the KPD was the clear winner and a good time was had by all. All of the departments provided vehicles, motorcycles and other exhibits for the kids and customers of Salsarita`s. We sincerely appreciate Event Coordinator Tiffanie Halouma of Salsarita`s for her cooperation.

SCHOOLS CTE SUPPORT

The Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department and their representative Buck Coatney, sponsored a car show at the Tennessee Valley Fairgrounds where a static display of public safety vehicles and personnel appeared. The CTE donated $400 to the Foundation from the show. This is another example of the cooperation between the schools and public safety. A tremendous thank you to Buck Coatney.

THE IRISH TIMES PUB & RESTAURANT

On September 30, The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant in Turkey Creek acted as the host and coordinator for an outdoor stage show featuring several bands where the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation was the honored recipient. The men and women of the public safety community of Knoxville and Knox County are most appreciative of owner Jon Ferrie and his staff.

TURISH CULTURAL CENTER

The Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center held a “food fair” on October 6, 2013 to benefit the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation. There were activities for the children and the food and hospitable atmosphere were incredible. The Knoxville Fire Department provided a Fire Truck for the event and other Foundation core agencies were present as well. KPD Chief David Rausch accepted a donation from the Center representing the net proceeds from the fair. All of Knoxville`s Public Safety Officers appreciate the Cultural Center and those who coordinated this event.

YOUTH BASEBALL

The Knox Youth Sports, Inc. program hosted a youth baseball tournament at Lakeshore Park over the July 12, 2014 weekend with the tournament beneficiary being the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation. The net proceeds totaled $6,163.00. The weather was good and the spirit and enthusiasm of all participants was exceptional. Our thanks go to Chris Whitfield, Matt Peters and others who coordinated the event. We are already looking forward to next year.