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A Homerun for Georgia’s Fallen Firefighters Foundation


On September 11th Local 479’s Young Workers Committee hosted its second annual Atlanta Film Community Kickball Tournament in Central Park, raising more than $26,000 for the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation (gafallenfirefighters.org). Sixteen teams from across Atlanta’s production community faced off on six fields in an epic battle for first place. Team MacGyver took the top spot, earning their name on the YWC’s loving cup trophy, permanently displayed in the office for all to see.

More than $26,000 raised for the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation!

The YWC selected this charity in commemoration of the sacrifice of our nation’s firefighters on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The amount raised by the YWC and its partnering organizations and sponsors is especially significant, as the GFFF’s entire annual budget comes from donations, and since they typically only raise about $15,000 annually our contribution more than doubled their annual donations, providing them with the ability to provide enhanced support to the men and women they serve in Georgia and its neighboring states.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible, from sponsors to volunteers to players – you should all be proud of this work!

About the GFFF

The Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) dedicated to the families and departments of Fire Service Line of Duty Deaths in Georgia.  The Foundation was born out of the Georgia Local Assistance State Team (L.A.S.T.). While many states have traditional L.A.S.T. teams, Georgia’s team had expanded beyond the traditional teams service capabilities in the provision of services to departments and families who have suffered a Line of Duty Death. Officially beginning business December 1, 2011 the foundation was formed by three of the Georgia L.A.S.T. original founding members; Dennis Thayer, Ronnie Payne and David Bradley.

List of Teams

This year there were a total of 16 teams!

  1. Dirty Byrds
  3. Team Headless
  4. Local 798
  5. Spider-Man
  6. MacGyver (The Champions!)
  7. Team Medics
  8. Local 600 YWC
  9. Misfits
  10. Get Scene Studios
  11. Where’s the Beer?
  12. Team NFG
  13. Walking Dead
  14. Local 600
  15. Grip House Power Lab
  16. Leisure Seeker

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YWC Sponsors List

Listed below is a partial list of this year’s sponsors and prize contributors.

  • ALL Crane Rental of Georgia
  • Argosy Restaurant
  • Atlanta Movie Tours
  • Atlanta Rocks!
  • Bar Taco
  • Barbizon Lighting Company
  • Bone Lick BBQ
  • Botwalla Indiat Street Grill
  • Bridge Furniture & Props
  • Brown Bag Soap Co
  • Chai Pani
  • Chapman Leonard
  • Clothing Warehouse
  • Colbi & Co
  • Concentric Restaurant Group
  • Core Power Yoga
  • Crew Thrones
  • Dad’s Garage
  • Dance 411
  • Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
  • Dangling Carrot
  • Decatur Yoga and Pilates
  • Edgewood Speakeasy
  • EUE Screen Gems
  • Fallen Arrows
  • Fifth Group Restaurants
  • Fit Wit
  • Flying Biscuit
  • Game Changing Films
  • Gano Sales & Rental
  • Gehati
  • Genki
  • Georgia Film Commission
  • Georgian Terrace Hotel
  • Get Scene Studios
  • Gotham Sound
  • Hanna Brothers
  • HD Harris Diversified
  • Holeman & Finch
  • ISS
  • J. Eames
  • Johnnys Hideaway
  • Juliens Cosmetics and Skincare
  • Keller Williams Reality
  • Killjoy Tshirts
  • Kimball House
  • Landmark Theatre
  • Le Petit Marche
  • Line and Space
  • Local 798
  • Lotta Frutta Fruit House
  • Love Travels
  • Mailing Avenue Stageworks
  • Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern
  • Naan Stop
  • Nic & Norman’s
  • No Mas Cantina
  • Octane Coffee
  • Oz Publishing
  • Panavision Atlanta
  • Paper Bones
  • PC&E
  • Penny Stitches
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Power Lab
  • ProCare Cleaners
  • Remax
  • Renee Gorman
  • Rep Your Hood
  • Rise N Dine
  • Sequins & Lipstick Paper Co
  • Shirts Y’all
  • Six Feet Under
  • St. Regis
  • Stamp.com
  • Stoddards Range and Guns
  • Sweetwater Brewing
  • Terminal West
  • The Elder Tree
  • The Engineer Guy
  • The Flying Biscuit
  • The Optimist
  • The Rag Place
  • The Shed
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • The Walking Dead
  • Tootsies
  • trew audio
  • Vortex
  • Warner Brothers Props
  • Willy’s Mexicana Grill
  • Zypsiolla