Info Fax #39 September 24, 2010

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1. Elsasser One Pitch Tournament
REMINDER: On Tuesday, September 28th, 9:30am, Cunningham Park, 73rd Ave. (btwn. Francis Lewis Blvd & Clearview Expwy) in Queens. E-221/L-104 will host their annual tournament with proceeds going to the Thomas Elsasser Widows' & Children Fund for non-line of duty deaths. Donations can be sent to Engine 221/Ladder 104 One Pitch Fund 161 South 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 c/o Ken Butler or Richard Maldonado. Refreshments will be served. For more info call E-221/L-104, 718-965-8221.

2. FDNY vs. NYPD Boxing Battle of the Badges
REMINDER: On Friday, October 1st, at 8pm at the Theater at Madison Square GardenTheater at Madison Square Garden (MSG) New York's Bravest Boxing will take on New York's Fighting Finest in the "Battle of the Badges." Tickets are on sale now ranging from $30 to $65. Groups of 20 or more receive $5 off $30 and $50 tickets. For more info, including tickets, call Matt Schulman at 212-631-5738 or e-mail

3. FF Mike Kurys (L-50) Fundraiser Event
On Thursday, October 14th from 6-10pm at Villa Barone located at 737 Throgs Neck Expressway. Recently, Mike suffered a terrible accident and is now paralyzed from the chest down. Unfortunately Mike's accident has left him with massive amounts of medical bills. Donations: $50 includes food, beverages, entertainment, raffles and more. Donations benefit Mike Kurys. Donations can be sent to: All Hands for Mike E89L50 2926 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx NY 10465. Checks can be made to: Thomas R. Elsasser Fund. For more info contact E-89/L-50 718-430-0289, Mike Coyle 914-263-1868, AJ Smart 516-749-4213, Tommy Cozzi 347-267-7285 or Joe Eduardo 917-576-2120.

4. FF Michael Paul Ragusa (E-279) Memorial Golf Outing
On Saturday, October 16th at 9am at Riis Park. Tickets: $100 per golfer, $50 for banquet only, kids are FREE. Hole sponsorships starting at $150. Tickets include food, beverages, bouncy castle for kids and more. Proceeds benefit the Michael Paul Ragusa Scholarship Fund. RSVP by October 8th. For more info call Daniel Powers 917-459-9029, Kevin Monahan 917-572-8400, Vincent Ragusa 718-763-4765, or E-250 718-965-8250.

5. 2010 UFA Scholarship Fund Application-Available NOW!!!
Applicants must currently be enrolled in college, trade or vocational school. This scholarship is for dependent children of active, retired or deceased Firefighters, Fire Marshals or Marine Wipers who are full-time students up to & including age 23 for undergraduate education. Dependent children, spouses of LOD deceased UFA members, & dependent children of non-LOD deceased UFA members are eligible to receive scholarships for undergraduate but must still fill out an application & provide proof of enrollment. Applications are now available. Go HERE for the 2010 UFA Scholarship Fund Application Guidelines. Deadline: October 12th. Note: Separate applications for active, deceased and retired members are now available.


Stephen J. Cassidy

Joseph A. Miccio
Recording Secretary