The Cedar Rapids Fire Department annual volleyball tournament, The Fire Bowl, is taking place on August 14.
This year’s benefitting foundation is Knox Blocks.
“To be recognized, and to be a part of fire bowl... to be chosen, you know, as the recipient of this fundraiser that they put on it’s, it’s a huge, huge honor,” said Elisha Palmer, one of the founders of Knox Blocks.
Knox Blocks began in 2017 after Elisha Palmer and her husband lost their 3.5-month-old son Knox to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
Knox went down for a nap at daycare and never woke up.
“As I’m turning, the paramedics are turning right in front of me with lights sirens on. And as I pull up behind them, and they’re getting out of the vehicle, that La Porte City Sheriff was carrying him out,” said Elisha Palmer.