I know I'll be there Thursday night -- the Police Unity Tour fundraiser at Hattricks bar on Franklin Avenue in downtown Tampa. My good friend and fellow cyclist Ellen Pierson sends in this primer about the Police Unity Tour and the fundraising opportunities:
2008 POLICE UNITY TOUR SENDOFF CEREMONY
In May 1997, the Police Unity Tour (PUT) was organized in an effort to bring about public awareness of law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. This mission is primarily accomplished through an annual bicycle trek from various points across the United States to the Memorial, located in Washington , D.C. On May 10-12, 2008, Chapter VIII members will pedal from Va Beach, VA to Wash DC approximately 250 miles.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF RAFFLES, SILENT AUCTIONS, T-SHIRT SALES AND FUN
WIN A GIANT OCR 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 a Mountain Cottage in Boone NC Value $500.00
One Week in Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Value $700
Offset Lithograph â€œ Bermuda Bay â€ Value $325
3 bottles of wine and cooler bag for from J. LOHR Vineyards and Wines Value $110
Basket of Italian Fun with Bicycle Pasta, 2 bottles of wine, and more. Value $50
Basket of Bike Fun: Discovery Team Cycling, Tour De France T-Shirt, and more Value $100
Digital CANON Camera Model A530 Value $100
Framed 8x10 Photo of Dedication of NLEOM Value $100
AUCTION CLOSES at 8:15 pm. Please pay Ellen with cash. We will gladly hold item till payment received.
Raffle Prizes Include But Not Limited To: Gift Certificates for Local Restaurants
Bike Stuff, Bottles of Wine, T-Shirts, Coffee Baskets, Wine Baskets
TICKETS are $1 each, 10 for $5, a whole lot for $20
ITEMS FOR SALE : PUT T-shirts, knives, water bottles, cycling shorts.
Raffle Tickets for PUT Single Speed Bike Hand Built by Officer Stafford Brister $5.00