The Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation was established in 2008 to assist firefighters and police officers injured in the line of duty or to assist their families if they are killed in the line of duty. While benefit plans may cover the majority of expenses, a long-term disability or the death of a public safety officer always generates extraordinary expenses that put a strain on the public safety officer and their family. The Public Safety Foundation is there to step in and provide help with these expenses.
As a 501(c)3 entity separate from the City of Johns Creek, the Foundation also promotes and supports community outreach on the part of the Johns Creek Fire Department and the Johns Creek Police Department and encourages private sector support for Johns Creek's public safety personnel.
The Jim Seaver/Greg Whitaker Guns and Hoses Memorial Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation. The tournament is held in memory of Johns Creek Police Sgt. Greg Whitaker, who passed away in March 2011, and the late Jim Seaver, who helped found the Guns and Hoses Tournament. The tournament is typically held in April or May at St. Ives Country Club.
Contributions from the community are welcomed throughout the year. Checks should be payable to "Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation" and mailed to:
City of Johns Creek
c/of “Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation”
11360 Lakefield Drive
Johns Creek, GA 30097