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                                                                                    Arthur Cavazos, CPRA, Inc. 210-863-3725 


WHAT:               Police Chief William P. McManus and members of the law enforcement community gather at the landmark Tip Top Café to accept the proceeds from late 2016  Texas Chicken Fried Steak  promotion held at the original Tip Top Café location on behalf of the 100 Club of San Antonio.

The tragic ambush of Det. Benjamin Marconi (Badge #2382) on the eve of the promotion’s last day resulted in a 3-week extension to focus San Antonio’s well-known charitable heart. Our prayers remain with the Marconi family survivors; a big “shout- out” of THANKS to all citizens for their generous support of our police and first responders.

 WHEN:               Tuesday, January 17, 2017

                              10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (Announcement) & 10:30-11:30 (Mess Hall)

WHERE:                 Tip Top Café, 2814 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, Texas (78201)

VISUALS:          San Antonio Police Chief William P. McManus, SAPD Assistant Chief of Operations Bureau Anthony “Tony” Trevino; SAPD Deputy Chief Jimmy Reyes; SAPD PIOs Sgt. Jesse Salame; Members and fellow brothers of Detective Benjamin Marconi from the SAPD Special Victims Unit, Sgt. Michael Davis, Det. Kenny Valdez, and Det. Robert Valadez; Enforcement Agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission from the San Antonio Regional Office; Windcrest Police Chief A.O. “Al” Ballew, President of the Alamo Area Police Chiefs Association; SAFD Deputy ChiefCarl Wedige; Precinct 2 Bexar County Constable Michelle Barrientos-Vela; Tip Top Café partners Jim Scott, Gerardo “Jerry” Mancera, Veronica Salazar, General Manager and CFO Greg Balitsos; Richard Miller, President of the 100 Club of San Antonio; Allan Smith, Chairman, 100 Club; District 7 City Councilman Cris Medina; 100 Club Survivor Families; AnnLynn Perkins, former president 1oo Club of SA; BCSO Deputy Charlie Pena and USAF Lt. Col. (Retired) Clayton Perry. 

BACKGROUND: Since 1973, when their service brings our local, state and federal Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters across Bexar County into harm’s way and they pay the ultimate sacrifice with their life, The 100 Club of San Antonio is there.  Funds are available to the family within 24 hours for immediate needs.  All dependent children are served by The 100 Club Survivors Fund which places a strong emphasis on higher education funding for those children of our fallen heroes.  The 100 Club is a non-profit, 501(c)3, citizen-based organization and is not affiliated with any police, fire or governmental agency. The historic Tip Top Café has been featured on the Food Network. The original at 2814 Fredericksburg Road (78201) is open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday –Saturday; 11-8 p.m. Sunday. Like us on Facebook.