All-Stars compete in 41st Hero Bowl

benefiting Delco Hero Fund


Every year, it seems our communities are shaken by the tragic loss of a brave first responder, whether they serve as police officers, firefighters or emergency medical personnel. When that happens, the Delaware County community comes together to support their families and their fellow first responders.

Since 1977, the Hero Scholarship Committee has been raising funds to provide scholarship aid to the children of Delaware County police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. Since its founding, 35 young people have received scholarships through the Hero Scholarship Fund.

One of the main fundraisers is the Hero Bowl, an all-star football game that involves the top athletes from local high schools. This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Hero Bowl, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield.

Delaware County Council recognized the dedicated volunteers, coaches and sponsors who make the Hero Bowl a success at the April 26 Council meeting, including Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Outback Steakhouse, Widener University, TD Bank, Comcast, Premier Orthopedic, PECO and Boeing. The sponsors were joined by Criminal Investigation Division Detective Robert Lythgoe, President of the Hero Scholarship Fund.

All proceeds from the Hero Bowl benefit the Hero Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $5 and are also available for purchase at all Franklin Mint Credit Union branches located in Delaware County and at the gate the evening of the game.

"I'd like to stress the importance of this Hero Fund," said Councilman Michael Culp. "One of the greatest tragedies a community can suffer is the loss of a police officer or emergency responder. Council is committed to supporting our police and will remember and pay tribute to our fallen heroes."

"These men and women are police officers, firefighters and emergency responders. But they are also fathers, husbands and friends. As the name of our fund indicates, they are heroes. And the Hero Scholarship Fund is one way we can help families in Delaware County if the worst happens," Culp said.

For information about the Hero Bowl or the Hero Scholarship Fund visit www.delcoherobowl.com, or contact Detective Robert Lythgoe at 610-891-4243 or LythgoeR@co.delaware.pa.us.




41st annual Hero Bowl set for June 1 at Cardinal O'Hara High

Today Delaware County Councilman Michael Culp, center, announced the 41st annual Hero Bowl will be held June 1 at Cardinal O'Hara High School to benefit the Hero Scholarship Fund that provides financial assistance to the sons and daughters of police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who died in the line of duty. From left, Coach Joseph Gallagher of Haverford High School and Coach Jason Vosheki of Academy Park High School, Councilman Michael Culp, and back row, Council Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, and Councilmen John McBlain. For more information about the Hero Bowl visit www.delcoherobowl.com.


Today Delaware County Councilman Michael Culp, center, announced the 41st annual Hero Bowl will be held June 1 at Cardinal O'Hara High School to benefit the Hero Scholarship Fund that provides financial assistance to the sons and daughters of police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who died in the line of duty. From left, CID Det. Robert Lythgoe, Chairman; Margaret Sweeney, Boeing; Joseph Locke, County Fire Marshal; Councilman Michael Culp; Lindsay Reichard, Hero Bowl Administrative Assistant; Larry Schuelie, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union; Adriene Irving, Delaware County Intermediate Unit; and William Lovejoy, Delaware County Veterans Affairs. Back row, from left, Corporal Marc Hanly, Ridley Park Police Department; Rebecca Smith, Delaware County Intermediate Unit; Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr; Vice Chair Colleen Morrone; Councilman John McBlain, and Jean Pokoy. For more information about the Hero Bowl visit www.delcoherobowl.com.