Blue Bucket Brigade

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The Blue Bucket Brigade is a program, friend and fund raising

Captain Mitchell McKinney, co-chair of the Blue Bucket Brigade, reviews  BGCFW member papers during a summer session

collaboration between the  BGCFW, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14 (FOP), and Fort Wayne United (FWU) to reduce police-youth violence through understanding.  The year round efforts support Forgottten Families, Cops 4 Kids, and internal club events, among others.

Supported Programs
Passport to Manhood
Late Night Basketball Program
Forgotten Families
L.I.V.E. Sessions & Forums
Smart Girls Brilliant Women
Kops 4 Kids
Choose Success Initiative
Criminal Justice Education
January 18, 2019: Fort Wayne Komets. Game Jersey Sales to beneift Blue Bukcet Brigade. Hosted by the B&GCFW, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14, Fort Wayne Komets and Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union.

The Fort Wayne Komets and Boys and Girls Club celebrate the puck drop at a Blue Bucket Brigade event at the Coliseum.
Upcoming Events at area Walmarts:
Each week during the summer kids stand with officers and volunteers to raise awareness and funds for the Blue Bucket Brigade
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
JuneJune 21 Walmart Lima Road NIPSCO Volunteers

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne work closely with First Responders in the Fort Wayne area.June 21 Lima Rd. NIPSCO Volunteers.

June 28 Walmart Southtown Crossing  Katz, Sapper Miller Volunteers

July
July 12 Walmart Maysville Road
July 19 Walmart Coldwater Road
July 26 Walmart Apple Glen Katz, Sapper, Miller Volunteers
August
August 2 Walmart Lima Road Gator Cases /Michael Kinder and Sons Volunteers
August 16 Walmart Southtown Crossing Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union Volunteers
August 23 Walmart Maysville Road
Completed Events
May 24Walmart Coldwater RoadJessica Morales Canterbury School, Fort Wayne Mad Ants Volunteers
May 31 Walmart Apple Glen Fort Wayne Mad Ants Volunteers

“Connecting our most trusted servants with our most vulnerable youth.”

“It is easier to teach young children than to fix broken men.”

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)
  • Captain Mitch McKinney, Fraternal Order of Police (260-437-8997)