SAN ANTONIO -- Hundreds of people came to support SAPD detective Benjamin Marconi's family and other families of fallen officers at a barbecue fundraiser.
On Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,"Que for the Blue" was held at Cowboys Dancehall located on the corner of 410 and I-35. A plate of food sold for $10. Part of the proceeds goes to benefit Marconi’s family and the 100 Club Survivor's Fund, a program that helps the families of fallen first responders.
Sean Hay said he came up with the idea last Monday evening. Within 5 hours after making the post on Facebook, Hay said he received an outpouring of support.
"I wanted to direct that anger in a positive direction and this is what it turned into. This right here. It's just amazing. God has been the center of it all. He just put all the right people in all the right places. It's been absolutely amazing," said Hay. "HEB stepped in, Kiolbassa stepped in, Republic Services, I mean everyone."
Hay and other volunteers said they hope "Que for the Blue" fundraiser will become an annual event.
"We want people to remember the cause each and every year. So to be on the line, working and assembling these packages year after year, would be something I would like to teach my family and my young children about," said Amy Wise, volunteer.