By Samantha Corpus
Parked outside almost every local McDonald’s was either a police vehicle or fire truck on Saturday, June 10, in honor of the 10th Annual Softball Profit Share benefitting the 100 Club, sponsored by Allen Samuels Chevrolet. Ten percent of all sales made from 11am-1pm on Saturday was donated to the organization.
The profit share will be followed by the annual softball game on June 15 at the Nutrabolt Stadium where the Bryan and College Station police departments will face off against the Bryan and College Station fire departments. The game will be a community event and all proceeds will also go to the 100 Club.
The 100 Club is a national organization with local chapters that raise money for first responders in need. If killed in the line of duty, the organization will support the family of the fallen officer. They would even provide tuition for their children to go to college. Their goal is to raise money and awareness about the 100 Club in support of first responders.
“Unfortunately, Bryan College Station over the past 10 years has used them too many times,” says Carrie Archer, member of the Chamber of Commerce. “We’ve had at least three that I can think of in just the past handful of years.”
Firefighters and police officers were volunteering their time while on call at all McDonald’s in the area to support the profit share. The officers who volunteered their time on Saturday were aware that the money made would be going back to the community to support them and their fellow officers in their time of need.
Firefighters and police officers were urged to stay as long as they could at a McDonald’s to help with opening doors, cleaning tables, taking orders, and handing out orders. A few firefighters jumped at the chance to work the drive thru.
Last year about $5,000 was raised through advertisements, the profit share, and softball game.
To purchase tickets for the 10th Annual Softball Classic Thursday, June 15, call (979) 260-5200 or visit www.bcschamber.org.