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    • What's New at LPFFA 972

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      Calling All Runners!

       

      During the month of September, Virtual Strides is hosting the Battle of the Badges to benefit both the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. 

      The Battle runs through the end of Sept. The NFFF receives $5 from everyone who registers to support us, plus the winning organization receives a $1,000 bonus. Register before 9/1 and the registration fee is reduced. You'll see a scoreboard showing which organization is in the lead. 

      Help the NFFF get - and stay - in the lead.

      Register Here!!

      September 17, 2016 Colorado Springs, Colorado The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty. Read More...

      TMS TO HOST 'BACK THE BLUE NIGHT' DURING FIRESTONE 600

      by TMS Media Relations | Aug 03, 2016

      • Speedway To Honor Service Of Police Officers With Free Admission For Them And A Companion To Aug. 27 INDYCAR Race

      • Ticket Offer Also Will Be Extended To All First Responders

      FORT WORTH, Texas (August 3, 2016) - Texas Motor Speedway will play host to "Back The Blue Night" at the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series race on Saturday, Aug. 27, to display its appreciation for the dedicated service of police officers. 

      release"Back The Blue Night" will honor police officers near and far by providing them and a companion free admission to the Firestone 600. Police personnel will be required to show their badge or proper identification at the gate for admittance to the event that will have general admission seating. Texas Motor Speedway also will extend this offer to all first responders that show proper identification at the gate. 

      The Firestone 600 will begin at 8 p.m. CT and be televised live on the NBC Sports Network. The race also will be available live on the IMS Radio Network as well as locally on 95.9 The Ranch. 

      The Firestone 600 is the resumption of the race that was postponed Saturday, June 11, due to weather and rescheduled for the following day. A total of 71 of the scheduled 248 laps were run June 12 before the race was suspended due to inclement weather. The race, which now is in the championship stretch of the season as the third to last race, will resume on Lap 72 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe leading. 

      The "Restart Your Engines" schedule begins with gates opening to the public at 4 p.m. CT. Race activities start with a Verizon IndyCar Series practice from 4:30-5 p.m. and an autograph session featuring the entire driver field from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on the main concourse. 

      Texas Motor Speedway will be offering fans attending the one-day event some additional perks including $1 hot dogs and Coca-Cola beverages from Levy Restaurants and the first 3,000 fans receiving a free vintage Indy-car t-shirt compliments of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Properties. SMIP also will provide fans with free souvenir race programs from the original June event while supplies last.

      All frontstretch seating, including premium sections, will be general admission and priced at $28 with children 12 and under at $10. 

      For more information, please contact the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500 or visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

      South Plains Fair starts September 22nd thru October 1st!!

      Two of our own LPFFA Members will be traveling to Seattle on March 6, to attend the 25th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

      This event is a 69 story climb up the Columbia Center in Downtown Seattle. The climb is done in full firefighting gear and breathing off of an air pack. This grueling task is done to help raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

      The following two links are ways you can help support these guys with such an amazing cause!

      https://squareup.com/store/lubbockstairclimbteam

      http://www.llswa.org/site/TR/Events/FirefighterStairclimb?team_id=64310&pg=team&fr_id=1500

      All sales from your order are directly donated to the Lubbock Fire Rescue Stairclimb Team. Fundraising for a cure!

      Lubbock Professinalonal Firefighters Association are very excited to be participating in our 3rd year with Operation Warm! 

      If you wish to help and donate to this great cause, please click Here!


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