First Annual Firefighters Charity Ball with Special Firehouse Cooking Competition Awards.

Event Date:
Oct 19, 2024 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Save the Date! Don’t miss the First Annual Firefighters Charity Ball with a special Firehouse Cooking Competition Awards. We always appreciate it when Monterey Fire joins us at some of our Wharf events such as the Wharf Birthday Party and Christmas on the Wharf. Just sharing information about this upcoming non-profit fundraising event chaired by Tene Shake.

At a Glance:

What: First Annual Firefighters Charity Ball with special Firehouse Cooking Competition Awards

Benefiting the Monterey Firefighters Community Foundation

Event Chair: Tene Shake

Where: Monterey Marriott Hotel, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

When: Saturday, October 19, 2024

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Semi-formal attire

For Sponsorships and Donations, please contact Sarah Ward at [email protected] or call (831) 641-9067.

Tickets: $225.00 per person if purchased before September 19, 2024.

After September 20, 2024, tickets are $250.00.

Info: Learn more and purchase tickets at:

Event Contact:  Tene Shake - phone: 831-224-4874 or email: [email protected]

About the Event


According to Tene Shake, Event Chair, “Monterey's firefighters are the epitome of heroism and selflessness, embodying unwavering dedication in protecting our community, which is why we're hosting this charity ball to honor their bravery and support their very important cause and work that benefits us all.”

About Monterey Firefighters Community Foundation

Since 2014, the Monterey Firefighters Association, serving as the official collective bargaining and labor representation for the dedicated men and women of the Monterey Fire Department, has tirelessly organized fundraisers and community events. Recognizing the growing importance of our non-profit endeavors, in late 2020, they proudly established the Monterey Firefighters Community Foundation—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Monterey Firefighters Community Foundation was created for the benefit of our community, and they greatly encourage the participation of our community. Their mission is to protect and strengthen our community through continued stewardship, education and outreach.

Comprising of 78 members, including Captains, Engineers, and Firefighters from the Monterey Fire Department, their foundation is a beacon of compassion and service. Their mission extends beyond traditional roles, as they strive to educate, engage, and empower the community in fire prevention and safety. They serve the residents and visitors of the City of Monterey, City of Pacific Grove, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey Airport, City of Sand City, and the Naval Post Graduate School.

Through impactful activities such as fundraising, organizing community events, distributing emergency relief funds, and providing accurate and up-to-date fire information and resources, the Monterey Firefighters Community Foundation members are woven into the fabric of our beloved community. This is not just an organization; it's a collective of passionate individuals committed to the well-being of our neighbors.

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