The 100 Club of Arizona, a law enforcement group that supports officers and their families, will host a scholarship ball and golf tournament later this month named in honor of a Phoenix Police officer critically injured on duty.
The fifth annual Jason Schechterle Scholarship Ball on Sept. 24 will be paired with the first-ever Jason Schechterle Golf Tournament on Sept. 23.
The events are named in honor of the courage of Jason Schechterle, a former Phoenix Police officer who suffered critical injuries after being trapped in a fiery crash on March 26, 2001. The officer was in his patrol car, when he was struck by an out-of-control taxi and trapped for 90 minutes, suffering third- and fourth-degree burns to his head, neck, and arms. Schechterle gives inspiration talks about his experience, including his 52 surgeries.
Learn more about the events by visiting the 100 Club of Arizona's Web site.