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

UAW2209/General Motors Assembly held a very successful Blue Bucket Brigade fundraiser
with great generosity from employees of the Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Roanoke.

Forgotten Families
L.I.V.E. Sessions & Forums
Smart Girls Brilliant Women
Kops 4 Kids
Choose Success Initiative
Criminal Justice Education

The Fort Wayne Komets and BGCFW celebrate a 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.
August 16 Walmart Southtown Crossing Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union Volunteers
August 23 Walmart Maysville Road
Completed Events 2019
January
January 18: Fort Wayne Komets
May
May 24 Walmart Coldwater Road Jessica Morales Canterbury School, Fort Wayne Mad Ants Volunteers
May 31 Walmart Apple Glen Fort Wayne Mad Ants Volunteers
June
June 21 Walmart Lima Road NIPSCO Volunteers
June 28 Walmart Southtown Crossing  Katz, Sapper Miller Volunteers
July
July 12 Walmart Maysville Road

July 26 Walmart Apple Glen Katz, Sapper, Miller Volunteers
August
August 2  Walmart Lima Road Gator Cases /Michael Kinder and Sons Volunteers
August 9: GM Assembly Plant with UAW 2209 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)