Over the weekend, the Tommy Brull Foundation held its annual fundraising event at Cannon’s Blackthorn, and it was an amazing success.
The foundation, which is named after the late Rockville Centre resident, raises money to donate to groups that help those suffering from physical and mental disabilities. Tommy Brull was a longtime counselor at the Town of Hempstead’s Camp ANCHOR, and helping people was a passion of his.
The event raised more than $35,000 for the foundation.
It has been a great year for the Tommy Brull Foundation. In October, the Town of Hempstead dedicated the gym at Camp Anchor to Tommy. And the Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Parade recently announced that the foundation would be the local charity that it donates to for the 2016 parade.
But the year isn’t over for the foundation yet. The foundation will also be hosting its second Shine A Light Festival of the year on Dec. 10. Strand of Oaks and Reigning Sound will be playing. Tickets are available by visiting www.ticketfly.com.
The funds the foundation raises go to many different causes: there’s the six-week Tommy Brull Foundation Surf Camp at Camp ANCHOR, which gave 300 disabled children the chance to surf over the summer; the RVC Challenger League; the Centre Stage drama program; the Backyard Players, for children who graduate from South Side High School and still want to perform; Connor and Friends at the RVC Rec Centre; the Windham Adaptive Ski Program; and to help modify the home Michael Rehak, a man from Oceanside diagnosed with progressive MS.