The Butler County Tourism Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the betterment of Butler County. The foundation is run through Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau whose mission is to support businesses who enhance consumer experiences and promote economic development through a coordinated marketing effort, defining Butler County, PA, as an exceptional place to live, work and visit. The 501(c)(3) was established in May 2010 for historic preservation, revitalization and education through tax deductible contributions.
Can Am Police-Fire Games 2024
Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that features traditional sports and competitions that include skills used in first responders day-to-day work. The mission of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games is to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among law enforcement, fire, emergency, and protective service personnel and their agencies.
The Games are expected to pull participants and their families from the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Canada and will include several different events like cross-country races, cycling, ultimate frisbee, ice hockey, powerlifting, archery, and much more!
Every year a charity is named as the chosen recipient of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games. The 2024 event proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Pennsylvania, which provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
This is a wonderful opportunity to show your appreciation for the First Responder community, as well as contribute to the efforts of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Your generosity will help us provide a wonderful experience to these well-deserving heroes. Here's the link to the Just Giving page.
If you are interested in volunteering or being involved in any other way, please visit our event website.
We Care Program
Many have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially Butler County’s restaurant and hospitality industry. In the midst of an environment of ever changing updates and modifications, our community remains constant - we support one another!
The Tourism Bureau partnered with the Butler County Commissioners and the Center for Community Resources to offer help to hospitality industry employees affected by lay-offs as a result of orders issued on December 10, 2020 by the Governor and Department of Health.
The We Care Program was run off of donations and designed to provide financial assistance to recently laid-off hospitality workers, as the holidays approached. Our website provided a webpage where hospitality business owners and managers could register recently laid off employees and the community could make donations.
The campaign ran from December 11-21, 2020. In just 10 days $140,000 was raised and 1,400 laid-off workers in the hospitality industry each received $100 gift cards. The program was very successful and helped many individuals and families in a time when they needed it the most.
Statement by Butler County Tourism Foundation on Kaufman House Revitalization
Update from Butler County Tourism Foundation (BCTF) and the Borough of Zelienople regarding The Kaufman House Revitalization Project.
The Borough of Zelienople has retained ownership of the Kaufman House after purchasing the historic structure from BCTF in March of 2017. Construction has commenced and continues daily. BCTF is excited to see this project move forward and will remain a committed partner in its support of the Borough's Kaufman House Revitalization Project.