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9 Oct 2015

A thrill a minute… Hero Thrill Show extravaganza helps families of fallen police and fire heroes

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October 9, 2015 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison and Hero Thrill Show President/CEO  and Police Officer James “Jimmy” Binns gave their support to the annual Thrill Show pep rally which raised money and awareness for a college scholarship program benefitting the families of police and fire personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Hero Thrill Show is Saturday, October 10 in South Philadelphia outside of the Wells Fargo Center at noon.    (Photo by William Z. Foster)


Spectators will experience the thrill of a lifetime at the 61st Annual Philadelphia Hero Thrill Show on Saturday October 10 at noon outside the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia.

Thrill Show President/CEO Jimmy Binns, an attorney, Darby Township Highway Patrol Officer and patron of police and fire personnel, will lead an all-star lineup. The show features Grand Marshal and humanitarian Cathy Burke, owner of the Irish Pub, and Philly R&B singer Bunny “Let The Good Times Roll” Sigler, Police Highway Patrol Motorcycle Drill Team, K-9 Unit, Police Mounted Unit, Homeland Security/ S.W.AT. equipment, fire engines, WXTU country radio personalities Doc & Andie, displays of crime-fighting equipment by the Aviation Unit, Bomb Squad, the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Marine Unit, Firearms Instructors, Police Academy and S.W.A.T unit.

Philly favorites — The Phillie Phanatic, Sixers Dance Team & Sixers Dunk Team  — also will be on hand.  The show is designed to raise money for the college education of survivors of deceased police and fire personnel killed in the line of duty in the Delaware Valley. Tickets are $10 for single purchase, $25 for families (five tickets, half price). Tickets are available at local police stations, firehouses citywide, or visit

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