The 24th annual event was again a tremendous success in spite of a smaller than normal attendance. Still, with the help of the fantastic Coral Gables Police Ski Team, we were able to raise an impressive $19,000 for the Winter Sports Programs of Special Olympics, putting us over $750,000.
We also raised another $1,000 for the Twin Towers Initiative bringing our total raised to over $53,000. Our TTI fund raising effort was aided by our own Shea Dowling raising dollars for TTI through her National Lemonade Day effort. Shea set up on May 1, 2011 for National Lemonade Day and then again at the beginning of Police Week on May 12, 2011 at the conclusion of the 9-11 Blue Valor Ride and was tremendously successful in her efforts. Thank you Shea!
Our replica of the Twin Towers was presented to the new law enforcement memorial museum personnel to be placed in the Hall of Remembrance at the conclusion of the Blue Valor ride this past summer. Many thanks to our own Ben Caperton, Jalal Ally, Jim Arceo, Bob Singletary and Bill Kennedy Jr (of Udder Cream fame) for making the trip.
NEWS: The Township of Galloway, NJ chose to raise dollars for the Twin Towers Initiative. This community refuses to forget! Because of their efforts, they raised $3,889.22 for TTI. We have now raised over $52,000 for TTI. We thank the community for their joining us in NOT FORGETTING ALL THOSE LOST ON 9-11-01.