AVON – Genesee Valley First Responders Day is July 23, the day that Genesee Valley Motors sends thousands of Rochester area first responders to a Red Wings game for free.
According to a press release from Genesee Valley Motors, located in Avon, they with the Rochester Red Wings are sponsoring the third annual Genesee Valley First Responders Day for the Red Wings/Toledo Mudhens game ‘in honor of the brave work and dedicated service provided by our region’s dedicated firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and many others.’
“You see first responders on TV daily, putting themselves at risk for us and being available at all times of the day or night,” said Dom Genova, Owner of the Genesee Valley dealerships. “I just wanted to do something nice to show my appreciation for what they do in a very practical way. I could think of nothing better than offering tickets to a Red Wings game first responders can spend some quality time with their families. The Red wings organization was kind enough to lend their support.”
The game starts at 1:35 p.m. at Frontier Field, One Morrie Silver Way in Rochester.
The Red Wings are happy to co-sponsor.
“The Red Wings are proud to act as the host location for this great event,” said Naomi Silver, President and CEO of the Red Wings. “Dom Genova and Genesee Valley Motors’ outreach to first responders is a wonderfully kind gesture that benefits these selfless members of our community . Mr. Genova’s big heart and desire to give back is a true act of generosity. This is an uplifting and fun event, and we thank Dom Genova for giving us all the opportunity to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our first responders on July 23.”
Tickets for first responders are being distributed to participating town, village, county and state police, fire and ambulance agencies. Interested first responders are encouraged to contact their department heads to find out if their department has signed up for this event. A web site, www.FirstRespondersROC.com has been created specifically for the event.
In addition to inviting their people, police agencies are also inviting residents of Monroe County to join them at the game as their guests. The law enforcement agencies listed below will be handing out tickets to residents beginning July 5 from the addresses indicated. Tickets will be on a first come first served basis and each department reserves the right to limit the number of tickets per person as they deem appropriate.
Police agencies with tickets for the public are: Brighton at 2300 Elmwood Avenue in Brighton; the Brockport Police Department at 1 Clinton Street in Brockport; the East Rochester Police Department at 317 Main St., Lower Level in East Rochester; the Fairport Police Department at 31 South Main Street in Fairport; the Gates Police Department at 1605 Buffalo Rd. in Gates; the Greece Police Department at 400 Island Cottage Rd. in Greece; the Irondequoit Police Department at 1300 Titus Ave. in Irondequoit; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (Contact Linda Gurtler at 585-753-4521); the New York State Police at 1155 Scottsville Rd. in Rochester; the Ogden Police Department at 269 Ogden Center Road in Ogden; and the Webster Police Department at 1000 Ridge Rd. in Webster.
“Because of the generosity of both the Rochester Red Wings and Dom Genova of Genesee Valley Motors we are able to give back to the community we serve and enjoy a baseball game without the stresses of the job getting in the way or a critical incident occurring for those we serve,” said Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti, President of the Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police.
Updates on the event will continually be posted to www.FirstRespondersROC.com.