Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

May 23, 2017

Foundation 4 Heroes had their first fundraiser Saturday called, “A Day 4 Heroes” and the community embraced their idea and showed some wonderful support. Heroes from far and wide gathered for the event honoring our community’s real heroes who make a difference in St. Mary’s County.

The weather was perfect, the food was good, the music was popping and people seemed to have a blast as superheroes packed inside and outside of the 5 South Event Center in Callaway, MD.

Receiving the Community Hero Awards on this day were: Trooper First Class Casey Ruth – State Police, Corporal Kenneth Flerlage – Sheriff, Corporal Dale “Critter” Reppel – Fire, Jacqueline Norris – EMT and teachers Mrs. Jennifer Campbell and Ms. Natalya Cisneros.

As a bonus surprise, Foundation 4 Heroes was also able to collect an envelope of gift cards from Chick fil-A, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Papa Johns and a Mission BBQ gift basket. A total value of approximately $100.

If you like auction items there were plenty from Washington Capitals jerseys, toys, games, beauty products, clothing, Girl Scout Cookies and more from the generous donors.

When you needed a snack you could choose from Bay Dawgz, Dan D’s Catering and The Jamaican Grill. Folks were raving about the deliciousness of these three businesses. Top that off with a cool drink from Cameron’s Smoothie Shack and some Crabby Corn or some Cake Balls by Natalie, and you were in pretty good shape.

The superhero costume contest was very difficult to judge. The kids looked great and the winning costumes were Harley Quinn, a fireman, Star Wars’ Rey, Wonder Woman, Captain America and Deadpool. It was so difficult at round 2 that F4Heroes gave $15 to a fourth place finisher because his Boba Fett costume was awesome and it was a close contest.

The first place winner dressed as Harley Quinn from Round 1 donated her winnings back to Foundation 4 Heroes. We were able to give her a donated Grateful Box so she can jot down things she is grateful for each day and then look back on them days or years later. What an amazingly thoughtful thing to do for a child of her age. Very inspirational.

The $5 entry was reasonable to people considering it benefited a nonprofit charity and folks had a chance at door prizes and received a Foundation 4 Heroes bracelet. Not to mention their kids got to dance, color and play with their favorite superheroes like Spiderman, Green Lantern, Batgirl, Batman, Thor, Wolverine, Supergirl, Deadpool, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Superman, Hawkeye, The Minion and The Punisher.

In fact, of the $4000 raised Foundation 4 Heroes has already purchased 200 of their coloring books for kids in preparation for their visit to Walter Reed National Military Hospital June 4th and also for their stop at the USO. Locally they will be delivering some of the F4Heroes’ laminated posters offering a solution to bullying to schools in St. Mary’s County.

Some of this money will also go towards their August 16th Veteran’s Day at the Park, where a busload of Veterans from the Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home and treated to a baseball game at the Washington Nationals Park.

A Day 4 Heroes was created as a great way to bring the community together to recognize and show appreciation to our local heroes – EMS, Firemen, Sheriff, Police and teachers. Mission Accomplished. They have received several calls acknowledging the appreciation of this event.

If you were looking for a special picture from the event, the whole album of shots they have will be posted on their facebook page. Just like their page to show support and find the picture you want.

Please join Foundation 4 Heroes next year as planning has already begun and it will be more super than this year. Thank you to all of the sponsors, vendors, donors and the community who spent their afternoon with F4Heroes. It was truly, A Day 4 Heroes.

Foundation 4 Heroes is a volunteer-based, 501c.3 nonprofit organization that visits children in hospitals dressed as superheroes, talks to kids in school about: (1) always doing the right thing, (2) never giving up, (3) listening to your parents, (4) choosing healthy habits to keep you strong and (5) never being a bully (by being kind and respectful to others) and supports and thanks Veterans for their courage, service and sacrifice.

To learn more how you can be involved, contribute or help Foundation 4 Heroes, visit them on facebook or at

Vibranium Sponsor

AdvantEdge LLC

Adamantium Sponsor

  • 5 South Event Center
  • Above Average Graphing
  • Back At Your Best Chiro & PT
  • BB&T
  • BLB Productions
  • Elite Beatz
  • LuLaRoe Hannah Hanson
  • International Process Solutions
  • Kohls
  • Metrocast
  • Mike Batson Photography
  • Patuxent Custom Printing
  • Personalized Physical Therapy
  • Smile Castle Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southern Maryland News Net
  • Spalding
  • Tantaztic Tanning
  • The Baynet
  • The Trophy Shop
  • Tidewater Dental

Palladium Sponsor

  • Boothe’s Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Chris King
  • Dean Lumber & Supply
  • Fit U Training
  • Harbor Bay Clinic of Chiropractic
  • St. Mary’s County Lodge 2092
  • Shadowens Services, Inc.
  • Starmaker School for Early Education at Wildewood

Vendors & Donors

  • 2 Broke Girls Boutique
  • Abby + Anna
  • Above Average Graphing
  • Absolute Carpet and Tile Cleaning
  • AVON
  • Back At Your Best Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
  • Bay Dawgz
  • BJ’s Wholesale
  • Cameron’s Smoothie Shack
  • Cake Balls by Natalie
  • Chick Fil-A
  • Crabby Corn
  • Craven Creations
  • Dan D’s Catering
  • Get Twisted
  • Grateful Box
  • Initials Inc
  • Kreative Kharacters
  • Lip Sense/Read My Lips by Brook
  • LuLaRoe Hannah Hanson
  • LuLaRoe with Jennifer Cummings
  • Mike Batson Photography
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Perfectly Posh
  • Personalized Physical Therapy
  • Red Robin
  • Smile Castle Pediatric Dentistry
  • Suburban Propane
  • Target
  • The Jamaican Grill
  • Thirty One
  • Usborne Books