THANK YOU TO THE GOLDEN RULE FAMILY FOUNDATION
After learning about Shields for Kids and understanding the efforts of our off-duty police officers to serve and give back to children in need within our community, the Golden Rule Family Foundation was convinced this was an organization they wanted to support, and for that we will be forever grateful.
Thank you again to our partners of the Golden Rule Family Foundation.
Helping the house
2017 has been an exciting year for Shield For Kids. After months of planning and preparation, the San Antonio Law Softball Team was excited to kick off their inaugural Shields For Kids “Helping the House” event at the Ronald McDonald House medical center Saturday May 6th, 2017. The day couldn’t have been more perfect as Shields For Kids volunteers, along with other community supporters, brought joy to the sick, injured or recovering children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House that weekend. Knowing the difficult journey’s these families endure, the Shields For Kids organization wanted to do something special to help cheer them up and make them smile, and they did just that!
A big thanks to the police officers of Shields For Kids, their families and all the volunteers that helped make this day possible. A special thanks to BioTechs, 501st Legionnaires, The San Antonio Police Department S.W.A.T. Team, Elliott Valdez with SA Finest Reality, and retired San Antonio Police Officer Francisco San Miguel (F.J. San Miguel Photography). We are truly grateful for all your help and donations. Stay tuned, as we will have a video out shortly, highlighting this great event.
SA Law is a nationally recognized men’s competitive law enforcement softball team which was founded in 1988 by Officer Valentine (Val) Lopez Jr. Val was seriously wounded early in his career after being shot multiple times during a disturbance. The shield Val was wearing on his shirt saved him from one of the bullets that would have been a fatal wound. Val was able to return to full duty, and he continued to serve with distinction for many years until the contaminated lead in the other bullets that had penetrated his body, caused a rare blood disease that took his life in 2006. The shield that Val wore that day saved his life during that shooting and was the inspiration for utilizing the shield in the Shields for Kids logo design. Since Val’s passing, Rafael (Trini) Trinidad has led the team and continues to instill the winning traditions founded by Val in the early years. Although SA Law recently won the 2016 Policesoftball.com World Series Gold Division title held in Las Vegas, NV, their success is more than just about winning softball games.