Benefit Fundraiser
Sg.t Major Cottle Fund Raising Event
In Honor of Marine Sgt. Major Robert Cottle and Marine Lance Cpl. Rick Centanni

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2010 has organized an important fund-raising event for the families of two fallen Orange County US Marines: Marine Sgt. Major Robert Cottle & Marine Lance Cpl. Rick Centanni – true American Heroes.

Marine Sgt. Major Robert Cottle was the first LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Officer killed in Afghanistan. Marine Lance Cpl. Rick Centanni is the son of a City of Santa Ana (Orange County) Police officer, Jon Centanni. The Cottle/Centanni Fund-Raising event will be taking place from 6-8pm right before Ted Nugent’s Anaheim concert at the House of Blues.

It is estimated that there will be at least 125 recognized safety heroes in attendance to honor the lives of these Marines: law enforcement/fire & Marines (fought with Cottle & Centanni).

Shawn Alladio of K38 Rescue is one of the invited Orange County safety guests, ‘Supporting our warriors and their families is a sacred trust for each American family. Our way of life, our freedom and our safety is reliant on their sacrifices. To say ‘thank you’ is not enough. Participate through action and volunteering your time to show these families they truly are not forgotten is the best way to honor their service’. Says Shawn a renowned water safety rescue specialist in the use of Personal Watercraft for rescue and patrol.

“Ronald Reagan once said ‘Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem’. He was right. Sgt. Major Robert J. Cottle and Lance Cpl. Rick Centanni made a difference. We shall never forget”. States, Mark Peacock, founder of and the event organizer.

Mark’s program honors local heroes. They have dedicated their working lives to make our lives safer, more enjoyable. We owe them our gratitude & offers a way of highlighting our Safety Heroes good deeds and thanking them for what they do.

Sgt. Major Cottle and Cpl. Centanni

about: Robert J. Cottle Returning Heroes Veterans Fund

Since the events of 9/11 over a million U.S. service members have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the war against terrorism. Currently the U.S. has nearly 140,000 troops still deployed. The DOD estimates that 360,000 returning service members suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and over 31,000 have sustained other serious injuries. In addition to these injuries many will suffer with various recovery issues. Cops 4 Causes is committed to ensuring that services our fighting men and women need will be available when they return. Please join with us to support our efforts to support our troops. Show your support by giving to the Cops 4 Causes Returning Hero’s Veterans Fund.

This fund is named for Robert J. Cottle, an LAPD SWAT officer and a Sergeant Major with the United States Marine Corps who was killed in early 2010 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

Police Officer Cottle is the first LAPD officer to be killed in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.

about: Lance Corporal Rick Centanni, USMC

Rick was killed in action March 24, 2010 when his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Marja region of southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province on the Pakistani border in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Rick and his fellow Marines sacrificed their today for our tomorrow and for this we will remain eternally grateful. We will never forget you, your sacrifice or your fallen comrades.

A memorial fund has been set up in honor of Lance Corporal Rick Centanni so that his name and legacy will live on in our community as well as in our hearts.

Friends of Sgt Major Robert Cottle and Lance Corporal Rick Centanni

Memorial fund set up by Jon Centanni, Rick’s father

RIP Rick Centanni Facebook Page

Cottle Family Fund (surviving wife Emily & 1 year old daughter)

Mark J. Peacock, Founder

K38 Water Safety:

about: Benefit Fundraiser and Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent has been known for cranking his Gibson Byrdland and performing like a madman since his days with the Amboy Dukes. In the thirty yeas since departing the ‘Dukes’, he has established himself as a successful solo artist and has been part of a few super groups, most notably Damn Yankees. An avid hunter as well as a guitar legend, the Nuge’s restless spirit ahs driven him into many other ventures, including stints as a radio show host and a regular contributor for numerous publications. In recent years Ted has become known as an author and hosts his own hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting lifestyle show on Outdoor Channel. Ted is a passionate supporter of charities and warrior projects such as the NRA, Blood Brothers, Kamp for Kids, Freedom’s Angels, and the USO. He is outspoken on supporting law enforcement, the US Constitution and those who serve on the front lines.

When: Sunday 8/15/2010 5:30 – 8:00 (Ted Nugent Concert at 9)

Tortilla Jo’s
Tel: 714-535-5000