Tommy Brull Foundation set for 11th annual fundraiser


The Tommy Brull Foundation is set to hold its 11th annual fundraiser on Nov. 10, which will celebrate a decade of raising money for people with physical, mental and emotional challenges.

The Rockville Centre-based organization has achieved that mission since 2008, when Martin Brull founded the nonprofit in memory of his brother, Tommy, who died in an accident in 1999.

Formerly held at Cannon’s Blackthorn, which closed last March, the fundraiser this year will take place in a large heated tent at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature music, raffles, food and drinks. The proceeds will benefit a total of 14 organizations and people.

Brull said the foundation would also be presenting a check at the event for Mr. B’s Playground, a space planned to be built outside the John A. Anderson Recreation Center that will be accessible to children of all abilities. It is to be named after longtime Recreation Superintendent Anthony Brunetta, known as Mr. B, who died in 2016.

If you are unable to attend the funraiser but would like to make a donation, please make the check payable to the Tommy Brull Foundation, at 609 N. Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre, N.Y., 11570. Those interested can also donate online at