BUSINESS LEADERS CELEBRATE EVERYDAY HEROES
FOR NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY
COSTA MESA, CA (September 30, 2015). The City of Costa Mesa and Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 10th annual Public Safety Recognition BBQ to honor the service and sacrifice of Fire, Police and Communications personnel. Business leader and founder of MANGIC Foundation Mike Manclark is once again stepping up to recognize First Responders.
“We wish to acknowledge the role law enforcement and emergency workers play in keeping people safe on our streets, in our homes and businesses,” noted Mike Manclark Medal of Honor sponsor. “I have been doing business in this city for 25 years and appreciate the difficult job these professionals do day in and day out, holidays, evenings and weekends, to make Costa Mesa a strong and vibrant city.”
A special raffle for Costa Mesa Public Safety personnel only, will be held and Manclark’s foundation has donated an exciting helicopter ride to the lucky winner and three friends. “This will be a day they never forget!” Says Manclark. The lucky winners will be flown over to Catalina Island and have lunch at the “Airport in the Sky” with its amazing views. “Most people have never seen the back side of Catalina. Well after lunch for desert they will!” He hopes to set the bar for community engagement in local events and programs. The 2012 winner of Orange County Business Journal’s prestigious Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award, Manclark has been recognized for exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit through his vision, execution, business accomplishments and potential for continued success.
He is applying his skills to the non-profit MANGIC Foundation he founded with his family two years ago. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for those in need, underserved and forgotten. Funding goes to important causes making a difference in Orange County and in areas of need globally. Locally, Manclark has piloted Santa’s helicopter every year for the Costa Mesa Police family party, raised funds for injured Marines and their families, donated to school scholarships, and engaged over 100 children yearly in selling lemonade and baked goods for local charities and an injured Marine fund to teach them the value of citizen participation and compassion.