Seafair Pirates’ “Heroes For Heroes” Auction Is Saturday, Feb. 13th

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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 – 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 gunmen’s 16-year old daughter, Bryona Crable.

“Heroes for Heroes” is a nonprofit 501© 3 that has been formed to provide college tuition for all of the children touched by this tragedy – 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.

Deputy Kent Mundell

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: or call Sallie Stewart at (253) 468-1101.

More info on the Seafair Pirates is available at their website here.

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2 Responses to “Seafair Pirates’ “Heroes For Heroes” Auction Is Saturday, Feb. 13th”
  1. Julie says:

    You people really should get your facts straight before putting out a story. First of all, the monies raised will go toward the college educations of Dep. Mundells two children and Bryona Crable – the “forgotten hero” – in the horrific incident that claimed Dep. Mudells life as well as Bryona’s father. Bryona, called the “forgotten hero” saved one dep.’s life (Sgt. Hausner) when she faught her father over the gun he was using to shoot the dep.’s.
    Also, the Seafair Pirates ONLY role was ENTERTAINMENT and the use of the car you mentioned. They in NO way had anything else to do with Heros for Heros. Next time do a little research and not reply on self-serving press releases.
    Thanks you for allowing me to state the FACTS.

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  2. Julie –

    Gee, sorry we printed information from the ONLY press release we got about this event, from the only source we could find.

    Also, we *did* include the info that the monies raised went to both children:

    “Heroes for Heroes” is a nonprofit 501© 3 that has been formed to provide college tuition for all of the children touched by this tragedy – both the police officer’s and the gunman’s.

    Sorry if we somehow offended you or the cause; we thought we were doing everyone a favor by listing it.