Get Lei'd For Kenny 2018

                           
This year I volunteered for a very special event. I didn’t realize how special until I was there meeting Kenny’s friends and family really getting to know him through stories and watching everyone raise a glass in his honor.

Kenny’s mom Terri had a profound effect on me and on many who were there. Listening to her talk about Kenny and his epic life is something you should hear for yourself. Here’s a bit she wrote for this blog…

The "Get Lei'd for Kenny" bike ride has been an amazing event for our family.  This year was our 7th ride!! Ben Lindquist, the brain child behind this event, has been nothing but AWESOME!!! To see this ride grow from the 100 at the first one to over 500 is nothing but heartwarming.  We have made so many new friends thru this ride and Kenny has as well.  The love and support that we have received from so many, helps us get thru everyday that we don't have Kenny with us. To all of our sponsors, donors & everyone who comes out to honor Kenny and all of our military men and women, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!  

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“Get Lei’d for Kenny is a fun event that happens every year - family friends and crew get together to celebrate Kenny’s memory with good music and cold beer.  All in the spirit of making a difference! It is through this event and the generosity of sponsors, that GLFK can make a difference in the lives of others through the work of the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities and the Kenny Schall Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

I had the honor of photographing GLFK this year and I had an amazing time! I cried, laughed, and got to know some truly amazing people!

From the left : Kenny’s Dad - Kenny’s Mom - Victor Baygas

From the left : Kenny’s Dad - Kenny’s Mom - Victor Baygas

Bret Bollinger and the Bad Habits performed this year and they were amazing!

 

Bret also did a meet and greet before the show!

 

Victor - Bret - Ben Lindquist 

Victor - Bret - Ben Lindquist 

This was an epic day in honor of Kenny!

The Phoenix Honor Guard deserves their own section. They were absolutely incredible!!

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Michelle Rene

is amazing

She sang Amazing Grace and it gave me goosebumps!

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Salt & Lime

Agency

Did the video and nailed the whole day!

Until next year!!

Until next year!!

Susan Rice