Bubba the Love Sponge Clem to present $16,000 check, in memory of Orange County fallen officer, Deputy Brandon Coates

April 20th, 2011 by Staff

(PR NewsChannel) / April 19, 2011 / ORLANDO, Fla. / Bubba the Love Sponge® Foundation, and the nationally syndicated radio program The Bubba the Love Sponge® Show announce:

WHAT:  Bubba the Love Sponge® Clem to present a $16,000 check to Deputy Virginia Coates, wife of slain officer Deputy Brandon Coates.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 20, 2011; 3:00p.m.

WHERE: Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2500 W. Colonial Dr. in Orlando, Fla.

WHY:  In memory of Deputy Brandon Coates.

Deputy Coates served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for 4 1/2 years, was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife, who also serves as a deputy with Orange County, his mother and brother. Deputy Coates was just 27 years old.

Bubba the Love Sponge® Clem is founder of The Bubba the Love Sponge® Foundation, a 501 ©3 charitable organization established in 2008 as a community awareness and donations vehicle that supports worthy causes and victims.  To date, the BTLS Foundation has raised nearly $200,000 to support fallen officer’s families. www.btlsfoundation.org

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION INFORMATION: Please contact Sgt. Mary Huggins with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department: 321-436-8500

ABOUT THE BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE® SHOW:The Bubba The Love Sponge® Show is a nationally syndicated talk radio show based at Tampa’s WHPT 102.5 THE BONE. Bubba and his on-air crew, Matt ‘Spice’ Loyd, Brent Hatley, Manson and Ned discuss the hot topics and newsmakers of the day. The highly-rated show is simulcast WFYV 104.5 JACKSONVILLE, FL, WHTQ 96.5 ORLANDO, FL, WRXK  96.1 FT.MYERS, FL, and WYBB  98.1 CHARLESTON, SC. and can be heard on-line through the on-line subscription service, RadioIO.

For more information listen to The Bubba The Love Sponge® Show, www.theboneonline.com or the subscription servicewww.radioio.com.


4 Responses

  1. Neil Soomaroo

    Bubba,just want to say as somebody who has friends and family in law enforcement both in the Orlando area of Florida and the New York City area,thank you for all you do in support of law enforcement. Thank you for donating your time and money to these brave men and women who risk and sacrifice all for the community so the community can enjoy without fear of harm and victimization. As a citizen who supports law enforcement and first responders in general,thank you for your support to the survivors of these courageous individuals doing a very dangerous job. These individuals no matter how minute,continue to make a difference in people’s lives. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the spouses,family,friends and comrades of our fallen brothers and sisters in blue in a time of grief. Neverending gratitude to Orange County Deputy Sheriff First Class Brandon Coates and all other LEO’s who fell in the line of duty. Thank you for your sacrifices. I will always salute you till the day I am no longer able to.

  2. everyday guy

    hello, although i commend your efforts to do things for folks that are outside your circle/career i question why you dont do more or at least pubilicize what you might be doing about the everyday guys/families who lose loved ones?

    there are office workers and mcDonald workers and everyone losing someone everyday.

    are you consigned to the fact that you cant do something for everyone and this is just your thing and hope that others will do something for the minimum wager workers or unemployed people?

    I kinda feel that law enforcement employees have benefits that most others dont.. they also have the ‘brotherhood’ mentality of taking care of thier own that would help this family and others that you have helped?

    They usually have union benefits as well…

    These folks have taken a job and trained for a job that is dangerous and risky, and they know this and hopefully prepare for it more so then other workers in this country?

    I would ask you to match all the donations you have done for the law enforcenemnt personel / families to help families of various other trades? and this way it is not ‘singling out ‘ and or ignoring another class of people…

    thanks and keep up the funny stuff…

  3. chrispasanen

    Dont listen to those pricks who are jelous, you do what you do out of the kindness of ur heart,I think you & your staff are awesom & yall are doing a great thing not only for your friends & family, but for everyone,I listen to your show everymorning on rock 1045 in jacksonville yall are what gets me goin, k
    eep up the good work& rock on.

  4. chrispasanen

    Dont listen to thoes people who are jelous of what you do for your friends & family,you do what you do out of the kindness of your heart,I think what your doing is a good thing,& I listen to your show everymorning you & your staff are what gets me goin in the morning.That ned is one crazy person, I look forward to hangiig out with him in the PBR stand at bubba raceway,I listen to yall on rock 1045 in jacksonville I will try to get down there soon. Keep up the good work fellas & rock on.

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