Bill Bidwill can get a helmet anytime he wants as owner of the Cardinals. Just not a helmet like this.
Every year, the Cardinals – and Bidwill – make a donation that helps to fund the firefighter apprenticeship program on the Gila River Indian Reservation. The program provides training and certification to become a firefighter in the Gila River community. Bidwill was honored for those efforts this week, when a Gila River contingent (Lt. Governor Joseph Manuel, CEO Harold Baugus, council representatives, the Gila River board of directors and graduates from the firefighter program) came to the team's Tempe complex. As a token of appreciation, the graduating class from January of 2008 provided Bidwill with a ceremonial presentation of thanks, giving him a pipe, a drum and … a firefighter helmet.