The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is pleased to announce its 33rd Annual Memorial Service and Brunch is scheduled for Sunday March 11, 2018 at noon at Tropicana Atlantic City.

Retired Atlantic City Police Department veteran, Josh Vadell, and his wife, Laura Vadell, have been named as guest speakers.  On September 3, 2016, Vadell, then a nine-year veteran of the police department was shot in the head while responding to an armed robbery.  Since then he fought his way back regaining much of his movement and health.  Now Vadell wishes to redirect his attention to helping others.  Together, they will tell their amazing story of tragedy, determination, and resilience.

The 33rd Annual Memorial Service and Brunch is scheduled for Sunday March 11, 2018 at noon in the Tropicana Atlantic City Ballroom, with a Catholic Mass preceding the brunch at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance.

In addition to the keynote speakers, the 200 Club will present Valor Awards to select first responders that have performed heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty.  They are honored for facing imminent personal risk to his or her own life and performing impeccably to protect the public interest.

Also at this year’s brunch, the Club will award more than $20,000 in higher education scholarships to the children of active-duty, retired, disabled or deceased Police, Fire and Rescue Personnel who work in Atlantic or Cape May County.

TICKETS FOR THE BRUNCH MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here, by contacting Sally or Melissa at (609) 645-3800, or by e-mail: swapforrent@yahoo.com.  Ticket deadline is March 3, 2018.

PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENT BOOK.  Interested individuals or businesses can purchase ad space in the 33rd Anniversary Memorial Brunch program book, which is given to each attendee, by calling (609) 645-3800 or e-mailing swapforrent@yahoo.com prior to February 23, 2018.

About The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May Counties

The 200 Club was founded more than 30 years ago to support all 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 as a fundraiser to enable the Club to support and assist the survivors.

Additional questions concerning the event may be directed to Ellen Loughney, Event Co-Chair/ 200 Club Vice President (609) 703-3250 or e-mail: EL22746@theborgata.com.