Golf Fundraiser Honors Fallen Golden Valley Firefighter
Golden Valley firefighters hit the greens at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids Monday to help honor and help a fallen firefighter.
Proceeds from the event went to the family of Josh Richardson. He was a paid-on-call firefighter for 14 years with the Golden Valley Fire Department. Richardson died recently of colon cancer.
Deputy Chief Ted Massicotte and three other Golden Valley firefighters participated in the tournament fundraiser.
“Losing one of our own means a lot. So, coming out here being able to support a cause like this that supports our own was important for us to make sure we had a team out here,” said Massicotte.
Besides golf, teams participated in fire-themed activities like dropping golf balls from a fire ladder.
The golf tournament was sponsored by the F.I.R.E. Cancer Foundation. F.I.R.E. stands for firefighter inspired recovery endowment cancer.
Chuck and Tiffany Brynteson created the nonprofit to help Minnesota firefighters diagnosed with cancer while serving. When Chuck was diagnosed, he and his family found out firsthand the hard times that this deadly disease brings. The Brynteson family wanted to help other firefighters and their families through these hard times by easing some of the financial burdens.