CS Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' for Muscular Dystrophy

By: Natasha Sweatte Email
By: Natasha Sweatte Email

You can catch College Station Firefighters from 9a.m. through noon and again at 4p.m. through 7p.m. at the following intersections: 

Texas Avenue and University Drive
George Bush Drive and Southwest Parkway
Harvey Road and Highway 6
William D. Fitch and Highway 6
Rock Prairie Road and Longmire Drive

COLLEGE STATION - The College Station Fire Department is braving the heat this weekend to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

News 3 met up with a handful of CS Firefighters Friday off the intersection of Texas Avenue and University Drive. Cars lined up to help fill the boot for the MDA.

“This is one organization that we’ve really back and supported across the country,” said CS Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Throne. Throne has been a firefighter with the City of College Station for a total of 14 years. He said it’s so rewarding to meet the kids they are so fortunate to help. Donations also cover MDA's summer camps for children, professional and public health education, in addition to other programs.

Along with raising funds for a good cause, the guys try to keeps things interesting with a little healthy competition. “We try to beat our fellow firefighters in Bryan,” said Throne. “There’s a little trophy that goes with it for whoever raises the most money. They call it the “Golden Boot.”

College Station firefighters timed their fundraiser just right so they would receive the most traffic. Cars flooded the streets on the eve of TAMU's season opener against Rice Saturday. Last year, Throne said CS was just shy of raising $30,000 and hope to exceed those efforts this year.

The fundraiser kicked off August 30 and runs through September 1, 2013.

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