Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announced plans to host its second annual Pierce 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on September 6, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Last year, Pierce’s inaugural stair climb at Lambeau Field–with nearly 600 participants–was among the largest first time stair climb events in the country.
Memorial stair climb events are in tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. All funds raised benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the families of fallen firefighters.
“We were overwhelmed by the response to Pierce’s first 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and, as a company and a community, we’ve made a commitment to continue as well as expand and promote the event in 2014,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency. “Becoming a participant–or supporting a team or group–is a moving experience and one that has changed many lives. We invite residents from the Fox Valley and the entire region to get involved and make a difference for a great cause.”
The Pierce 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb gives participants and attendees the opportunity to experience historic Lambeau Field in a unique way. Members of the community are invited to climb as much as the equivalent of 110 stories–the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers–on the steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber is given a badge, with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters, to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen.
The Pierce 2014 Memorial Stair Climb is a memorial event, not a timed race, and participants can climb to any desired level. (An adult or guardian must accompany minors who participate.) The cost is $30, and pre-registered participants will receive an official event T-shirt. All funds raised go directly to the NFFF to assist the families of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Visit www.piercemfg.com/climb for more information and to register for the 2014 Pierce 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb event.