60th Anniversary MDA Fill-The-Boot

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625 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-549-5800 FAX: 970-549-5810

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release


Contact: MDA Coordinator

                  Derek Trombetta (970)549-5903

                 Fire Information Coordinator

                  Shawn Montgomery (970) 260-3708

Event: 60th Anniversary MDA Fill-The-Boot

Location: Grand Junction, CO

Dates: August 28th, 30th, 31stand Sept. 1st

Times: Event Details Listed Below


The Grand Junction Fire Department and International Association of Firefighters Local 2808 will kick off their 2014 Fill-The-Boot Campaign to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on August 28th, 30th, 31st and September 1st (Labor Day weekend). Since 1954, MDA has partnered with fire departments from all over the country to bring awareness and support towards fighting neuromuscular diseases. To highlight the 60th Anniversary, firefighters have invited MDA families to come out and collect donations with them this year. Last year, the Grand Junction Fire Department raised over $8,000 in donations, with all the proceeds going to the MDA. The Grand Junction Fire Department and Local 2808 have significantly contributed to the funds raised for MDA year-after-year and this year has a goal of $15,000.

Fire department administration, firefighting personnel, Local 2808 members, and families will be out collecting donations for this great cause at City Market Stores (1st & Rood, 24 Road, Highway 50), Wal-Mart stores (Rimrock & North Avenue), Home Depot and Albertson’s on Broadway.

Special events with Firefighters and MDA families:

                             August 30th, Rim rock Wal-Mart Time: 10-2p

                             August 31st, Rim rock Wal-Mart Time 10-2p

 Special Event with Firefighters, MDA families and Touch a truck:

                            September 1st, Home Depot Parking Lot 11-1p

The Grand Junction Fire Department, Local 2808, and the MDA all would like to thank the community for their continued support of this outstanding cause. For further information and interviews please contact MDA Coordinator Derek Trombetta (970) 549-5903, Fire Information Coordinator Shawn Montgomery (970) 260-3708 and MDA Executive Director Kendall Montagriff (970)210-1119.