Sprint Waste Is Behind the Badge

Sprint Waste Services is proud to sponsor the 2017 Boots and Badges Gala Feb. 11 at the George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond. The annual event benefits the work of Behind the Badge Charities, which since its founding in 2011 has provided emergency financial assistance to Fort Bend County first responders who suffer injuries, illness or other disasters that create financial hardships not covered by insurance or other means. Behind the Badge also awards academic scholarships to eligible dependent children of first responders.

Founded in 2011 in memory of Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy John “J.D.” Norsworthy, who lost his life in the line of duty, Behind the Badge Charities provides support to emergency responders working in Fort Bend County—including peace officers, fire fighters, local correction officers, emergency medical technicians, probation officers and 9-1-1 professionals serving with local government or volunteer emergency service organizations.

The funds provided by the organization are meant to be the “first responder” for the recipients and their families in their time of their greatest need. Completely volunteer supported with no paid staff, the organization has assisted families during battles with cancer and other serious diseases, paid for travel and living expenses to bring out-of-town family to downed officers or fire fighters, and helped numerous families with the high costs of recovery and extended time off the job.

“Sprint Waste Services is honored to be Behind the Badge and support the first responders and all who wear a badge in our community,” said Will Swinbank, partner at Sprint Waste. “The gala is an important night to honor the service and sacrifice of these public servants and their families, and we hope the community and many of our friends in business will show up in large numbers for these men and women who show up every day for the people of Fort Bend County.”

Those attending the event will enjoy a catered dinner, music and dancing, and both live and silent auctions. More than 1,000 people attended last year’s gala.

To learn more about Behind the Badge or to purchase tickets to the gala, click here.