On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the 100 Club of Central Texas will honor 39 Central Texas first responders for their acts of heroism at its 34th Annual Award Banquet. Each year, the 100 Club of Central Texas hosts an annual awards banquet to recognize the contributions and achievements of Central Texas first responders. At the banquet, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement officers, administrative technicians and emergency communications operators are honored for their outstanding service, lifetime achievement and teamwork.
In 2016, the 100 Club of Central Texas served the family of Austin Police Department Senior Police Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq, who was killed in the line of duty in September. In addition, the 100 Club served the families of five first responders who were critically injured in the line of duty: three from the Austin Police Department, one from Lakeway Fire and Rescue, and one Texas State Trooper from the Department of Public Safety in Bell County. The 100 Club of Central Texas provided over $250,000 in support to first responders, their families and departments.
During the banquet, the 100 Club will award four active-duty first responders with $10,000 in scholarships through the Dr. M. James Moritz Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund was established by the club’s founder to provide scholarship assistance to active duty first responders who are continuing their education while serving their communities. Additionally, $4000 in scholarships will be awarded to the children of fallen first responders who are graduating high school in 2017.
THE 100 CLUB OF CENTRAL TEXAS IS THE FIRST RESPONSE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS The 100 Club of Central Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing immediate financial and emotional assistance to the families of first responders who have been killed or critically injured in the line of duty. The club currently supports the families of more than 15,000 emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and law enforcement officers across six Central Texas counties. www.100clubcentex.com
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