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ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL AND
AVENGED SEVENFOLD RAISE $11,000 FOR
NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION AND
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND
IN CONNECTION WITH 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

DONATIONS PRESENTED AT SEPTEMBER 11 SHOW
AT COMCAST THEATRE IN HARTFORD, CT

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and tour headliners Avenged Sevenfold teamed with The Rock 106.9 WCCC in Hartford, CT to raise $11,000 in recognition of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Checks for $5500 were presented to both the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund onstage at the September 11 UPROAR show at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT.


UPROAR's 9/11 tribute

Flanked by members of the Hartford Police Department and Hartford Fire Department, Brent Clark from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Tim Pelton from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation accepted checks from Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Producer John Oakes and UPROAR Director of Charitable Giving Greg Gura in a ceremony emceed by WCCC's Mike Karolyi. Earlier, UPROAR artists shared their memories of 9/11 and paid their respects to fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers via a short video message, followed by a flag presentation by a color guard from the Connecticut Army Reserves National Guard.

The money raised included donations from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival through the Unite The United Foundation, as well as donations from fans and WCCC listeners.

A video clip of the presentation can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/j2BYZOd_xeo.

UPROAR 9/11 check presentation (photo by Justin Libano)

Pictured in center with checks (from left to right):
Brent Clark (Law Enforcement Ambassador, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), John Oakes (Producer, Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival), Mike Karolyi (WCCC), Greg Gura (Director of Charitable Giving, Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival), Tim Pelton (Deputy Honor Guard Commander, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation)

Also pictured (not in order):
Sgt. Garth Perri, Sgt. James Elliott, Lt. Elwin Dailey, Sgt. Gregory Weston (Hartford Police Department); Capt. James McLoughlin, Lt. Greg Sargis, Capt. Roger S. Martin, Jr., Lt. Cesar Rodriguez (Hartford Fire Department); CW2 Frank Voity, SPC John Cataldo, SSG Michael Hemingway, SGT Joseph Kattermann, PFC Joseph Kehoe (CTARNG Color Guard); Tiffanie Hauger (Sponsorship Manager, Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival), Kristina Stramm (VIP Manager, Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival)

Photo credit: Justin Libano

CTARNG color guard (photo by Mike Pont)

Connecticut Army Reserves National Guard color guard
CW2 Frank Voity, SPC John Cataldo, SSG Michael Hemingway, SGT Joseph Kattermann, PFC Joseph Kehoe

Photo Credit: Mike Pont




About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. Their mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives. They offer support programs for survivors, award scholarships to fire service survivors, help departments deal with line-of-duty deaths, and work to prevent line-of-duty deaths.
www.firehero.org

About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of nearly 19,298 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, collections, research and education. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

About Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival

The second annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival features multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, along with main stage artists Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. The North American touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners Sevendust, as well as Black Tide, Art Of Dying and Hell Or Highwater. The all-day Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival launched August 26 in Camden, NJ and wraps October 14 in San Francisco, CA.
www.RockstarUPROAR.com

About Unite The United Foundation

Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c)(3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour and Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. It is their mission to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in our national community.
www.unitetheunited.com