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Car show fundraiser in Oakmont planned for new foundation

Tribune-Review
| Monday, September 17, 2018 10:18 p.m.
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US Air Force Capt. Anthony Kenna, 30, of Oakmont stands by his 2015 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited motorcycle in preparation for the upcoming Blue Force Foundation fundraiser.

A recently formed charity designed to help spouses and families of police and military personnel wounded, missing or killed in action is about to have its first fundraiser.

Blue Force Foundation was founded by US Air Force Capt. Anthony Kenna and his brother, Verona borough manager Jerry Kenna.

“We have several friends and family members that are police and first responders, so we’ve seen first hand the impact these tragedies have on spouses and families,” said Jerry Kenna, foundation vice president. “Often these families are left with financial burdens that last generations. We can’t bring their loved ones back and we can’t even solve all of the problems that they’re going to face, but if we can help relieve any of the stresses these families face is worth it to us.”

The foundation’s kickoff event is a car show from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 23 at The Lot at Edgewater in Oakmont.

About 100 cars and motorcycles are expected to be showcases. Entertainment will be provided by Ricky Manning and the Donnie Irish Band. Admission is free. Other activities include T-shirt sales, a cornhole tournament, 50/50 and several other raffles.

Kenna said he hopes the inagural fundraiser generates $5,000 for the foundation.

“This is our first one, so it’s tough to say,” he said.

More information about the charity and event is available at blueforcefoundation.org.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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