The 2018 National Championship Drill & Ceremony team from Nashville:
(pictured left to right above)
FTO Austin Kendrick, Officer Micah Wright, Officer Kelcey Bell, Sgt Misty Hobbs, Sgt Ryan Hartley, SRO Tevares Hockett, Officer Joel Bontrager.
The 100 Club of Nashville was founded by area business persons in 1979 as a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing financial assistance to the families of police officers, firefighters, and EMT staff employed by an official police or fire organization in Metropolitan Nashville who lose their lives or are victim of serious, traumatic and disabling injury in the line of duty.
Police Chief Steve Anderson says “As a veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department for more than 35 years, I have seen firsthand how the generosity of The 100 Club has comforted the families of fallen officers who dedicated their lives to the safety of our great city." Director and Chief of the Nashville Fire Department William Swann says "In the midst of darkness, there is nothing more comforting as a beacon of light, appearing out of nowhere; beckoning the stranded and suffering to stable ground. That is what The 100 Club has been to our brothers Firefighter John R. Hall, Paramedic Eddie Montgomery, Firefighter Charles Lovell and their families in their darkest hours."
100 Club president Reed Trickett states, “We represent a core of our community who share a belief that we should take care of the families of those who make an ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve our families and property. We hope and pray that we are never needed, but when we are-and eventually we are-our purpose is to remove debt from the surviving family and in some cases provide assistance for the education of their children.” The 100 Club of Nashville accomplishes its task with members who donate $100 per year in dues. The 100 Club of Nashville has NO paid staff, NO paid or professional fundraisers, solicits its members entirely through volunteers, and limits its administrative costs to a small amount of printing and postage.
Since 1979, the 100 Club of Nashville has paid more than $1,180,826 in debts for the families of 19 officers and firemen and one paramedic who lost their lives answering our calls for help.