Blue Bucket Brigade

Connecting our most trusted servants with our most vulnerable youth.

The Blue Bucket Brigade is an awareness building collaboration between the Boys and Girls Clubs of northeast Indiana and the Fraternal Order of Police. The year round sixteen county effort will support, build and develop programs to increase understanding between law-enforcement and our youth. To learn more about what the Fraternal Order of Police and Boys and Girls Club is doing in your area, click the appropriate box to the left. You have the opportunity to immediately join the brigade by making a donation which will be shared between the two organizations or make other offers of time, treasure or talent. During the year you will see law enforcement officers and youth standing side-by-side with blue buckets to raise funds and awareness, build bridges and open doors to a better future.

In Allen County, the Blue Bucket Brigade is a collaboration between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Fraternal Order of Police, and Fort Wayne United to raise awareness and reduce violence by developing better understanding and supporting programs among these groups and the community.

Events


Date Details
April 1, 2017 Mad Ants Opening Blue Bucket Night Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 7:00pm
April 21, 2017 Friend & Fundraiser Event at the Fraternal Order of Police 2125 Olladale Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46808 5:30pm – 7:00pm
May 13, 2017 Blue Bucket Brigade Kick-Off Date & Time To be determined
May 13, 2017 O’Sullivans Italian Pub 1808 W. Main Street Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Join us for an evening of fun in support of the Blue Bucket Brigade
June 3, 2017 Rock the Plaza - Beatlefest Allen County Public Library 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802 6:00pm – 9:30pm
September 1, 2017 Tincaps Baseball Game Parkview Field 1301 Ewing Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802 7:05pm – 10:00pm
September 2, 2017 Rock the Plaza - Zepfest Allen County Public Library 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802 6:00pm – 9:30pm
September 4, 2017 Labor Day Picnic Headwaters Park 333 S. Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802 11:00am

Supported Programs


  • Kops 4 Kids
  • Passport to Manhood
  • Late Night Basketball Program
  • Forgotten Families
  • L.I.V.E. Sessions & Forums
  • Smart Girls Brilliant Women
  • Bicycle Helmet Giveaway
  • PSA Training Partnerships
  • Choose Success Initiative
  • Criminal Justice Education

More Information


  • Joe Jordan, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne (260-744-0998 ext. 113)
  • Debby Stellwagen, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne (260-744-0998 ext. 110)
  • Sgt. Mitch McKinney, Fraternal Order of Police (260-437-8997)
Parkview Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County 608 East State Street Huntington, Indiana 46750
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bluffton 1410 South Wayne Street Bluffton, Indiana 46714
Boys and Girls Club South Adams 117 East Main Street Berne, Indiana 46711
Boys and Girls Club of Elkhart County 102 West Lincoln #240 Goshen, Indiana 46526 Includes: Nappanee, Goshen, Middlebury, Elkhart
Boys and Girls Clubs of Plymouth 314 E. Jefferson St. Plymouth, IN 46563
Boys & Girls Club of Bremen (Marshall County) 700 W. South St. Bremen, IN 46506