100 HOMETOWN HEROES Grand Finale at The Diamond, August 25, 2010

Fireworks, Baseball, and Local Heroes

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen will celebrate all 100 winners of its HOMETOWN HEROES award on August 25, 2010 at a Flying Squirrels baseball game at The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia.  Firemen, policemen, foster parents, disability advocates, and other heroes from around the Commonwealth will be highlighted throughout the evening, including fireworks in their honor.

Nominations for Allen and Allen’s 100 HOMETOWN HEROES award were accepted from April 19, 2010 to May 7, 2010.   The public was asked to complete a nomination form in honor of their favorite local community leader.  The law firm, which is celebrating its centennial anniversary, received an overwhelming response, including nominees who have made an impact in their neighborhoods in a variety of ways throughout Virginia.

“As we celebrate our 100 year anniversary we feel there’s no better time to honor the real heroes in the community – those that give back to their locality in their own way, no matter how large or small,” said  Douglas A. Barry, President of Allen and Allen.  “Our firm was founded on service, so it’s appropriate that we mark this milestone by celebrating those that provide support and assistance to others.”

Barry, who will throw the ceremonial first pitch at The Diamond on August 25th, has joined representatives from Allen and Allen at a series of events taking place throughout the summer featuring the 100 HOMETOWN HEROES in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Petersburg, and Greater Metro Richmond.

“Over the summer we’ve had the pleasure to get to know – and be inspired by — these impressive Virginians,” said Barry.  “We’ve celebrated at the Heritage Festival in Fredericksburg, Fridays After Five in Charlottesville, and numerous Flying Squirrels baseball games where an All Star from each region was selected to throw the first pitch.”

The culmination of the 100 HOMETOWN HEROES events will take place at The Diamond on August 25, 2010, with a grand finale featuring the personal stories of each hero and their everyday acts of heroism.

“Allen & Allen has had the pleasure of working alongside hometown heroes for the past 100 years and now it’s time to celebrate with them,” said R. Clayton Allen, Partner.  “We invite the public to join us at The Diamond to witness firsthand the heroes that we have right here in our community.  Now is the time to say thank you.”

To learn more about the 100 HOMETOWN HEROES,visit Allen & Allen