Annual Hero Scholarship Fund Drive kicks off in the 5th District

The 5th Police District has started its annual fundraising drive for the 2012 Hero Scholarship Fund. The fund helps to pay for the college education of children of fallen officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty. 

Donations can be made out to “Hero Thrill Show, Inc.” and mailed to:

5th Police District

Capt. Ofc/PCRO Kline

6666 Ridge Ave.,

Philadelphia Pa. 19128

The drive leads up to the 2012 Hero Thrill Show, set for Sept. 22 with a rain date scheduled for Sept. 29. Ticket prices for the show are $10. Families of five can get in for $25 (children must be under 12). Portions of sales for that event will go to the scholarship fund.

On Sept. 5 at noon, a Hero Thrill Show press conference will be held at 1818 Market Street to give you a taste of what’s to come. There will be motorcycles and bicycle stunts on Market Street. Also in attendance will be the cheerleaders and dance teams for the Sixers and Eagles, Swoop, and the Phillie’s Phanatic.

Other Philadelphia police departments like the bomb squad and the recently resurrected mounted police unit will be stopping by. Mayor Michael Nutter, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey also plan to be there. 

All of that is only a preview for the full show later on in the month. In addition to the stunts and tricks, past shows’ events have included prizes, food, games, local celebrity showings, and, of course, the sports mascots. How could the Phanatic miss a thrill show?

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