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Dennis Leary Firefighters Foundation Benefit for New Haven Regional Fire Academy
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 07:16 PM
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Anna Liffey’s Irish Pub will host a fundraiser for Dennis Leary Firefighter Foundation to benefit the New Haven Regional Fre Academy. The event features a live performance by Hamden’s Benny Mikula from the band Alpaca Gnomes. Actor/comedian Dennis Leary’s charity is sponsored nationally by Guinness. The event will feature Guinness specials, prizes, and hands on Pour Your Own Pint lessons on pouring the perfect pint.
Proceeds benefit the New Haven Regional Fire Training Academy. The public can also support the LFF nationally by texting “GUINNESS” to 878787. Progress toward completion of a $100,000 donation Guinness mosaic will also be tracked in real-time on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square.
The Leary Firefighters Foundation was founded in 2000 by actor Denis Leary after a tragic fire in Worcester, Mass. claimed the lives of his cousin, childhood friend, and four other firefighters. The Foundation’s mission is to provide funding and resources to fire departments across the country to ensure they are able to obtain the best available equipment, technology and training. Since its inception in 2000, the LFF has raised over $10 million that has been utilized to provide critical resources, including a state-of-the-art high rise training facility for the Fire Department of New York.