The First Responder Face-Off Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides resources to First Responders across Central Ohio with assistance from our Community Partners. Both public and community engagement are critical to the outcome and success of our mission.
In hosting the annual First Responder Face-Off® between the Columbus Police & Columbus Fire Hockey Teams and coordinating associated and related experiences throughout the year; our events highlight our Central Ohio First Responders by creating awareness for our mission, with the support of the Central Ohio community, in a fun yet extremely competitive environment.
Proceeds raised through ticket sales, sponsorships and merchandise are utilized by our Hockey Helping Heroes® program to fulfill our mission in several profound ways.
Establishment and administration of the First Responder Face-Off Foundation Scholarship Program, with annual scholarships awarded to children of First Responders who become severely injured or disabled in the line of duty.
Health, Wellness & Safety
Philanthropic and research efforts in the area of early detection of health and occupational disease (including Cancer); enhanced safety of First Responders that serve our communities.
– Resourceful advocacy, support & resources for First Responders diagnosed with workplace and other Cancers.
– Aid in obtaining life saving safety equipment in circumstances which department budgets are not readily available or allocated.
Providing direct, economic hardship grants to First Responders and their families in times of tragedy and unexpected loss.
Mobility & Accommodation
Assistance with mobility and accommodation of First Responders when faced with life altering injury or disability.
The First Responder Face-Off® is the main annual fundraising event for the Foundation. To donate to the Foundation and to help support our mission, please use the Donation link below: