We have a diverse bicycle community here in the Tampa Bay area and one of the players is the Police Unity Tour (PUT).
Local police will join their pedaling brethren in biking to Washington, D.C. to raise money for a law enforcement memorial to remember police who have been killed in the line of duty. You might recall that Mayor Iorio did the final miles of the ride last year to memorialize the life of her police driver who was killed. In fact, here's a photo of Mayor Iorio wearing her PUT windbreaker during a neighborhood bike ride in Seminole Heights on Saturday.
Ellen Pierson, who helps in the local Police Unity Tour efforts, sent me some background info on a local fund-raiser here in Tampa.
It will be on a Thursday, April 10, from 5-9 PM at Hattricks at 107 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. Phone number is 813-225-4288
WIN A 2008 GIANT OCR A1 Bicycle Valued at $1500. Suggested Donation $10.00. Drawing to be held at 8:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Items Include But Not Limited To:
One Week at Pierson's cottage in Boone, NC
One Week in Lake Tahoe Ski Resort
PUT Graphics Print
YMCA Downtown 3 month membership
Raffle Prizes Include But Not Limited To:
Gift Certificates for Local Restaurants
Massages, Bike Stuff, Bottles of Wine, PUT Duffle Bags,
TICKETS are $1 each, 10 for $5, a whole lot for $20
For More Information visit our website at www.policeunitytourVIII.org
Or call Ellen Pierson at 813-225-7160 x35