BGFD presents check for Fill the Boot

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Fire Department presented a check from the funds collected over the weekend hosting Fill the Boot.

Fill the Boot is a fundraiser created in order to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is an annual event the city fire department participates in.

This year, the funds raised were record breaking, reaching $28,000 to be donated to help fund research for diseases such as muscular dystrophy and ALS.

This year, firefighter stood outside of both local Walmart’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday holding boots collecting cash locals were willing to donate.

“We’re here to serve as a community but it’s also good to get back in different way and shower when there’s not an emergency and to be able to show support to our community that shows us so much support,” said William Moore, Bowling Green Fire Department