EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – More than 300 people came out to support the Chief Arthur Brown Scholarship Foundation at its 25th annual Pre Super Bowl tailgate party Sunday, Feb. 5.

Over the last two decades, the foundation has awarded more than $260,000 in scholarships to local students and financial aid in support of local charities.

The Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation was established in 1992 to honor Art Brown and carry on his legacy of public service. The scholarship recipients are selected based upon scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

The foundation expanded in 1995 to honor William D. Fox, a former Atlantic City lifeguard and police officer, who passed away in 1994.

In 1999, the foundation expanded to honor the memory of Samuel "Sonny" Schwartz by donating to the "Dorrington" Hockey Foundation and Gilda's Club.

In 2005, the foundation expanded again to honor the memory of Officer Thomas J. McMeekin of the Atlantic City Police Department, who died in the line of duty. McMeekin was also a former lifeguard.

The annual tailgate party was held at McCullough’s Pub and Restaurant in Egg Harbor Township.