SW24 honors vets and first responders at Brooklyn Nets games

 - 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 is teaming up with its partner in the National Basketball Association, the Brooklyn Nets, to honor first responders and serving or retired armed forces veterans at the team’s home games, according to a news release from the company.

As part of the SW24 Security Heroes program, SW24 Security and the Nets make an in-game announcement about each honoree. A brief biography is read to the crowd at the Barclays Center, where the Nets play home games. In addition, the honoree is highlighted on the Brooklyn Nets’ website during the season.

In addition to representatives from the armed forces, the SW24 Security Heroes program also plans to honor first responders from the ranks of the New York City-area police, fire and EMS organizations, the release noted.

“The response has been unbelievable,” Jay Stuck, executive vice president of SW24 Security, said in the news release. “When the hero is announced and asked to please stand up to be acknowledged by the crowd, the entire arena erupts in noise and applause.”

Stuck added: “The SW24 Security Heroes program is dedicated to honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things on behalf of our city and country. We owe our first responders and armed forces a debt of gratitude that we can never hope to repay because of their sacrifices.”