The Silver Shield Foundation will hold an inaugural Greenwich Walk in honor of all first responders on Saturday November 7, 2020 at Tod’s Point.
The Silver Shield Foundation was started in 1982 by George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, and his close friend James E. Fuchs.
While most Greenwich residents are familiar with the Greenwich Silver Shield, the union represents police officers from the rank of officer up to lieutenant – and does a lot of community activities like Bikes for B’s – it is distinct from the Silver Shield Foundation.
Both are great organizations, but the Foundation’s core mission is to provide scholarships for children and surviving spouses of Police Officers, Firefighters/EMS members from CT, NY and NJ killed in the line of duty.
On Saturday, walkers will raise funds to support the Foundation.
In attendance will be representatives from many agencies including the Greenwich Police Dept, New York City Police Dept, New York City Fire Dept, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey State Police, Suffolk County Police Department and Nassau County Police Dept.
Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey and Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo will speak at the event.
Also, Connecticut State Police Colonel Stavros Mellekas, New York City Police Chief of Department Terry Monahan, and New York City Fire Department First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh will present remarks.
Silver Shield Foundation Trustee, Vincent D. LeVien will preside over the Opening Ceremony.
Along with honoring all first responders, several families of Silver Shield Foundation scholarship recipients will be on hand to walk in memory of their parent/spouse who died in the line of duty.
Walkers are being asked to raise a minimum of $100 for the event and can register on the Silver Shield Foundation website at www.silvershieldfoundation.org/events.
To donate any amount you wish directly to the Walk, go to http://bit.ly/2020SSFWalk.
Walkers and VIP guests will arrive on site at 8:30am. A opening ceremony will begin at 9:30am.
The Walk will kick off at 10:00am with a staggered start to accommodate for safe social distancing.
Attendance to the event is limited to walkers, staff, and honorees due to COVID-19 restrictions. A rain date is set for Sunday November 8, 2020.