First Responder Game in Denton
SERVPRO, company-wide, is a proud supporter of First Responders, Veterans and Active Military Personnel. Our franchise in SERVPRO of Denton wanted to do something in our community that honored first responders as best we could. We teamed up with the University of North Texas to sponsor the Denton First Responder game. This event took place on October 17th, 2019 at Apogee Stadium. We contacted the Denton Fire Department, the Denton Police Department, and the campus Police Department at UNT in order to get nominations. Once we had our nominees, we narrowed them down to two candidates with the most inspiring stories. Gary Weiland at the Denton Fire Department and Daryn Briggs of the Denton Police Department. Each candidate was presented with 20 tickets to give out to whomever they would like to and invited up to our suite for Gameday. We put it to a vote on our Facebook page. After several votes, Mr. Gary Weiland was our winner. His outstanding optimism following an amputation was so inspiring to everyone that read his story, including everyone here in our office. His will to keep moving forward is truly exceptional. He was presented with a Mean Green Football Jersey signed by Mean Joe Green. In addition to that, he was entered to win an all expense paid trip to the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl that takes place in Dallas, TX in December. We hope to make this an annual contest within the Denton community. Everyone keep your eyes peeled for extraordinary acts of kindness, goodwill, and leadership throughout the Denton First Responders team and make sure that their names are submitted so that they can be recognized for the good that they do in the community. Go out of your way to thank a responder, any chance you get!