Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Present $95K Checks to C.O.P.S. + Prevent Child Abuse America Charities
The Five Finger Death Punch / Breaking Benjamin summer tour keeps on giving. Though the last note has rung out, the two bands capped the festivities with major donations to a pair of charitable organizations that came from a portion of their summer ticket sales. Five Finger Death Punch donated $95,000 to C.O.P.S., while Breaking Benjamin also had $95,000 to present, with their donation going to Prevent Child Abuse America.
“We’ve had the privilege to work with veteran and police organizations for years,” says FFDP's Zoltan Bathory. “Today we are making this donation as a token of our respect and gratitude to those who committed to protect and serve, to those who signed up to bravely hold that thin blue line between ‘civilization as we know it’ and ‘lawless savagery and chaos’. Unfortunately, every 58 hours a police officer who believes in something sacrifices everything and dies in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors) helps and benefits the families of our fallen heroes in blue.”
"C.O.P.S. is grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from Five Finger Death Punch,” adds Dianne Bernhard, C.O.P.S. Executive Director. “We not only appreciate their amazing musical talent, but their support for surviving families and co-workers of America's law enforcement truly sets them apart. Thank you on behalf of over 47,000 survivors!"
“We’re honored to be able to utilize the thing we love to do most as a tool to help children in need,” explains Breaking Benjamin's Ben Burnley. “Organizations such as Prevent Child Abuse America remind us that we are the voice of the voiceless and positive change is possible in otherwise hopeless situations for these kids. We offer our utmost gratitude to every fan who bought a ticket this summer and made a difference. And last but not least, thank you to the selfless people at Prevent Child Abuse America for inspiring greatness and all that you do to make the future brighter for so many.”
"We are very grateful to the members of Breaking Benjamin, not only for this incredible donation, but for helping to spread the word that child abuse and neglect prevention is possible,” adds PCAA President & CEO, Dan Duffy. “This donation from Breaking Benjamin and their fans will go directly towards programs like Healthy Families America that are making a difference in local communities across the country. At Prevent Child Abuse America, we say that 'we all have a role to play,' and we hope that others are inspired by Breaking Benjamin to learn more about the ways that each of us can make an impact in our local community. Thank you again to Ben, Aaron, Shaun, Jasen, and Keith for your generosity on behalf of our nation's children."
The two acts enjoyed the summer run so much, they've decided to pair up for another co-headline tour this fall. The trek, which launches Nov. 6, features Bad Wolves and In Flames playing select stops as the opening band on the run. See the tour dates listed below.
Dates w/Bad Wolves:
Nov. 6 - Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov. 7 - Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Broadmoor World Arena
Nov. 10 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Nov. 12 - Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Nov. 13 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
Nov. 15 - Portland, Ore. @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Nov. 17 - Bozeman, Mont. @ Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
Nov. 20 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
Nov. 21 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 23 - Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Nov. 24 - Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
Nov. 26 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Nov. 27 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ US Cellular Center (no Bad Wolves)
Dates w/In Flames:
Nov. 29 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Dec. 1 - North Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
Dec. 3 - Biloxi, Miss. @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Dec. 7 - Fayetteville, N.C. @ Crown Coliseum
Dec. 8 - Huntington, W.V. @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Dec. 10 - Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
Dec. 11 - Portland, Maine @ Cross Insurance Arena
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