Thunder in the Valley presents donations to Fountain organizations


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Fountain police and fire departments got some big donations at Fountain City Hall Sunday.

For 10 years now, the Thunder in the Valley organization has presented each department with checks. The money goes to the police department’s Blue Santa gift-giving event and the fire department’s annual gift delivery for families in need.

Thunder in the Valley also presented Fountain Valley Scholars with a $2,000 check that will go toward scholarships.

“In our community, we wanted to provide a scholarship that was not easy for them to get, but it wasn’t as competitive as some of our other scholarships that we’re competing for,” Fountain Valley Scholars president Samantha Briggs said. “So for our kids and our community, this is huge. $500 to $1,000 goes a long way.”

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