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Thank You to Our Elgin Heroes

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

The Super Bowl this past weekend has us reminiscing on our second annual SERVPRO® First Responder Bowl. It was an amazing experience to watch our nominated First Responder, Brent Manley, be honored during the game for his outstanding service. He was nontimed for his heroic effort while on vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida. During his vacation, he saved four people from drowning in the ocean’s riptides. Two of the swimmers required medical attention and one was transported to the hospital. However, all four people made a complete recovery.  

In addition, nearly 30 other outstanding First Responders were recognized at select bowl games across the county on behalf of SERVPRO®. This year’s game was held at SMU’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Western Kentucky University and Western Michigan University went head to head for this year’s very exciting game. The intense matchup resulted in a win for Western Kentucky University after it went into overtime. The final score was 23-20.

Although the First Responder Bowl was in Texas, SERVPRO® of Elgin brought the party to our local heroes. To celebrate and honor our First Responders, we brought the tailgate to them. Each tailgate contained Firehouse Sub sandwiches, chips, homemade cookies, and drinks. Our tailgate went out to 9 fire stations in the Elgin and South Elgin area which totaled to 46 First Responders. This experience could not have been possible without the help from Firehouse Subs in South Elgin. Thank you for taking on such a large order for this great cause. And lastly, thank you to all our local First Responders who go above and beyond every day.

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