Hero Thrill Show fundraiser is this Saturday

It’s not too late to get tick­ets for the 59th an­nu­al Hero Thrill Show this Sat­urday, Sept. 21, out­side of the Wells Fargo Cen­ter in South Philly.

The show fea­tures per­form­ances and demon­stra­tions by the spe­cial­ized units of the Phil­adelphia po­lice and fire de­part­ments, in­clud­ing the elite High­way Patrol mo­tor­cycle Drill Team. All funds raised at the event will sup­port schol­ar­ships for the chil­dren of po­lice and fire­fight­ers killed and ser­i­ously in­jured in the line of duty.

Col­lege schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents in re­cent years have in­cluded mem­bers of the Marynow­itz, Acey, Fri­el, Sker­ski, Cas­sidy, Liczb­in­ski, San­ti­ago, Mc­Don­ald, Stack­wicz, Simpson, Pawlowski, Lorenzo and Fox fam­il­ies. The Hero Thrill Show is not af­fil­i­ated with the Hero Schol­ar­ship Fund.

Highly dec­or­ated former New York City po­lice of­ficer and de­tect­ive Richard “Bo” Di­etl will serve as grand mar­shal of the event, which will run from noon to 5 p.m. The show will also fea­ture the po­lice Strike Force Bi­cycle Stunt Team and Moun­ted Unit, along with fire en­gines and lad­ders. Mas­cots and cheer­lead­ers from the city’s sports teams are also ex­pec­ted to of­fer fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. Act­or Chazz Pal­min­teri of A Bronx Tale fame will make a spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance.

The Wells Fargo Cen­ter is at 3601 S. Broad St. (Broad and Pat­tis­on). Tick­ets cost $10 in­di­vidu­ally or $25 for a fam­ily pack of five. They are avail­able at all Philly po­lice sta­tions and fire houses, or by vis­it­ing www.com­cast­tix.com. The Hero Thrill Show site is www.Hero­Thrill­Show.org. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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