Seafair Pirates’ “Heroes For Heroes” Auction Is Saturday, Feb. 13th
The Seafair Pirates have commandeered a highly-collectible, $150,000 handcrafted 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and will be auctioning a special Valentine’s Day ride this Saturday to raise money for “Heroes For Heroes,” a fund established for the children of Deputy Kent Mundell, who was killed in December.
This Saturday, Feb. 13th, from 6pm â€“ 11pm, Emerald Downs will be hosting a dinner and benefit auction for this cause. Tickets are only $20.00 for a wonderful dinner and plenty of Piratical Company.
2009 was one of the most devastating years for law enforcement officers in the entire country, especially in the northwest. On Dec. 21st, Deputy Mundell was gunned down, and his partner Nick Hausner was possibly saved by the gunmenâ€™s 16-year old daughter, Bryona Crable.
“Heroes for Heroes” is a nonprofit 501Â© 3 that has been formed to provide college tuition for all of the children touched by this tragedy â€“ both the police officer’s and the gunman’s.
According to a tribute page website for Mundell:
Deputy Kent Mundell was killed while responding to a domestic violence call in Eatonville.
Mundell and his sergeant had responded to a house where a man was fighting with his daughter and brother. The deputies had convinced the intoxicated man to leave the house when he produced a previously concealed gun and fired ten rounds at the officers.
Despite being wounded, Deputy Mundell returned fire and killed the subject. The suspect’s brother and daughter put themselves at risk to pull the wounded sergeant out of the line of fire by pulling him into another room. Deputy Mundell was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he remained on life support in the intensive care unit until succumbing to his wounds seven days later.
Deputy Mundell had served with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife, 16-year-old daughter, and 10-year-old son.
Why the Seafair Pirates? According to a press release:
“Besides being Goodwill Ambassadors for the Pacific Northwest for the last 61 years, several Pirates have been Police Officers.
There have been many memorials and now with the outpouring for Haiti, the Seafair Pirates have joined with Heros for Heros to see that these heroes do not become forgotten.
The Seafair Pirates are out to prove once again, that it really is all about the Kids.
Individually we all can make a difference. Together we can make an impact.”
Emerald Downs is located at 2300 Emerald Downs Drive in Auburn; more info at their website here.
For ticket information or to donate for the auction click here: http://herosforheros.bbnow.org/ or call Sallie Stewart at (253) 468-1101.
More info on the Seafair Pirates is available at their website here.