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Firefighters Night Fundraiser

The Rox Community Foundation organized a special “Firefighters Night” fundraiser at one of the Rox home games during the 2021 season.

More than “40” St. Cloud Firefighters took part in the event that helped raise $14,385 in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the local MnFIRE non-profit organization, a statewide advocacy organization that equips area Firefighters with resources to address the growing health issues in the Minnesota fire service community.

The funds were raised through corporate partnerships, Rox hospitality packages, a silent auction of national sports memorabilia, Rox jerseys and local gifts, combined with the sale of specially made Firefighters T-Shirts and a Fill The Boot promotion for fans at the game to make a private donation.

“I think every person sees our Firefighters as local Heroes. As Teammates of our Community,” said Jim Loria, Administrator of the Rox Community Foundation. “Firefighters answer the bell several thousands of time over the course of a year for various fire related calls. Many times it is to assist other First Responders with people in need of special medical attention or for vehicle accidents. The Rox were truly proud to serve as the outlet through our Foundation for the St. Cloud Firefighters in 2021 to help support these brave men and women.”

“On behalf of the St. Cloud Fire Department, I would like to express our gratitude to the Rox organization for giving us a platform back then to raise money for these great charitable foundations. We enjoyed a night of great baseball with a community that continually shows our Firefighters tremendous love and support,” said Adam Bondhus, President of the Local 464 St. Cloud Professional Firefighters.


MnFIRE continually staffs a 24-hour confidential peer support hotline (888.784.6634) for Firefighters in crisis.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that has developed and expanded programs to honor our Fallen Fire Heroes and assist their families in rebuilding their lives. They also work within the local fire service communities to help reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.