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GoDaddy founder gives $3.6 million to police organization

Posted at 6:29 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 09:29:21-04

PHOENIX (AP) - The founder of and his wife are donating $3.6 million to support police officers and firefighters injured or killed on duty.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced the gift from Bob and Renee Parsons to the 100 Club of Arizona during a news conference at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

The couple will make the donation over the next three years from their foundation.

100 Club CEO and President Angela Harrolle says the gift will allow the organization to more than double the roughly $1 million it spends each year supporting police and firefighters and their families.

Harrolle says the organization provides money to families of officers and firefighters who are killed or injured as well as scholarships and safety equipment.