200 CLUB ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CAPE/ATLANTIC MEMORIAL SERVICE AND BRUNCH AT BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA


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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 18, 2014) – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties announced today that it will host the 29th Annual Cape/Atlantic Memorial Service and Brunch honoring police-fire-rescue personnel who have died in the line of duty on Sunday, March 16th, 2014, at noon at Borgata’s Event Center.

The keynote speaker will be Captain Raymond Dupuis, Commander of Field Operations for the Watertown, MA Police Department, a city which, on April 19th, 2013, was the site of a manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan. While Watertown was under lockdown, thousands of law enforcement officers flooded the town of 33,000 residents and searched a 20-block area for the surviving brother (Dzhohar). Captain Dupuis will talk about the impact that the incident had on the Public Safety officers in his community.

The 200 Club was founded to support members of the Public Safety Community --- Police, Fire and Emergency Services personnel--- and their survivors, when they experience a line-of-duty death. The Atlantic and Cape May County-based Club held its first annual Memorial Service and Brunch in February of 1986 as a mechanism to honor the local victims of line-of-duty death, and also as a fundraiser to enable the Club to support and assist the survivors.

Preceding the brunch, the public is welcome to attend a Memorial Mass (also an annual event) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Tennessee and Pacific Avenue, in Atlantic City.  The principal celebrant will be Rev. Msgr. William A. Hodge, a long-time supporter of the law enforcement and emergency services community. Touches of pageantry at the Church will include the Knights of Columbus, Pipe and Drum Bands and a combined Honor Guard of the New Jersey State Police and Atlantic City Police departments.

The 200 Club will also award $37,500 in higher education scholarships to the children of active-duty, retired, disabled or deceased Police, Fire or Rescue Personnel who work  in Atlantic or Cape May County. The application for scholarships is on the Club’s website www.capeatlantic200club.org and the deadline for submission is March 1st, 2014.

Tickets to the brunch are priced at $35 and will be on sale through March 3rd. Purchases must be made in advance by calling (609) 645-3800 or by e-mailing swapforrent@yahoo.com.

  

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Captain Raymond Dupuis

Commander of Field Operations for the Watertown, MA Police Department

 

 

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,094 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 8 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City's first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com.

 

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