Here is a rundown of the football game between the U.S. Customs and Border Protection & the U.S. Border Patrol to raise funds for a child with Cerebral Palsy.


June 23, 2012

Aiden Breneman

The flag football charity fundraiser between the U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol held on Saturday, June 23rd at the Bonners Ferry High School football field was a HUGE success!  Contrary to popular belief, the weather even cooperated.

U.S. Border Patrol (Green) & U.S. Customs & Border Protection (Blue)

Sponsored by the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club, the competition was held as a fundraiser to fund a special need tricycle for a young boy with Cerebral Palsy.  Not only was enough money raised for the tricycle, but a 12-year old fan returned his winnings in a 50/50 drawing to the family.  Residual funds from the game and concessions are expected to be retained by Rotary for scholarships or as seed money for future fundraisers.                                                                                        Image


                 Rotarians Glenda Poston, Wilma DeVore

As a “Thank You”, The Breneman family sent this letter to the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club, the Bonners Ferry Herald, and others:

Our family would like to personally thank the wonderful participants of the special Flag Football fundraising event recently coordinated by the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club.

Because of the outpouring of love and acceptance that was demonstrated by the men and women of the U.S. Customs and U.S. Border Patrol (Thank you James Solum!), and the generous contributions of the general community, our youngest son, Aiden, is now the proud new owner of a beautiful, blue, Rifton Adaptive Tricycle, and we're all
     Rotarians Jim Paulus, Ron Sukenik

 blessed beyond words.

Aiden is now able to happily engage in a fun outdoor activity, and his therapists are enthusiastic about all of the great health benefits that accompany this new bike.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the members of the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club, and the High School football coaches and volunteers for their part in making this benefit game such a super success.

We truly appreciate your time and efforts on our family's behalf! Thank you, also, to the Bee Fit Studio for your energetic half-time show!!

Finally, a special, heartfelt "Thank You!!" to young Pacen Pluid, 12, who donated his $300 cash winnings from the 50/50 drawing towards a wheelchair ramp we would like to build at our home this summer.

What a tremendous surprise and heartwarming gesture ... Your demonstration of sacrificial giving
spoke loudly to all who witnessed it, and have since heard us tell of it. Pacen, may the Lord bless you for your thoughtful generosity, it will long be remembered!!

With gratitude and appreciation to ALL who participated,

The Breneman Family
Kevin, Kristina, Kate, Tabitha, Caleb, Rebecca & Aiden

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection