1st Annual Desert Golf Classic Exceeds Fundraising Goals!!!
The following is a letter from Inspector Nahorniak, who coordinated the event:
I want to start by thanking everyone who participated, donated, volunteered and help bring in donations, players and sponsors for the 1st Annual Desert Golf Classic. The event was a huge success, with 113 golfers and over 30 volunteers. Everyone had a GREAT time and we received many compliments from the players, sponsors and participating agency representative’s. We also had the honor of having one of our fallen hero’s, Deputy US Marshal John Perry, mother at the event.
Six months ago, when we started planning for this event, the committee members had a goal of a profit of $10K for the golf outing. During this time the AZ Chapter representatives volunteered hundreds of hours in helping spread the word, running errands to organize the event and hitting the streets making contacts to help us bring in prizes that would help generate money for our raffles. I am happy to report the 1st Annual Desert Golf Classic brought in a total profit of $26,495.38 for the US Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund, $15,420.00 of which was made on Oct. 04, 2014 at the event. Your help and generosity is greatly appreciated. I want to thank the board members in DC, Dan O’Donnell, John Bolen and Davan Gabbard, for all the help and guidance the last 6 months. I would also like to thank our AZ Chapter members, Bill Nelson, Jim Umbach, Jen Harkins, Ron Krause, Bill Noble and Daniel Leyva for all the long hours spent in making this the success it was.
Thanks again to everyone who help us make this great cause a tremendous success!!
N/IN and D/MA Coordinate National Fundraiser- Police Week 2014
On June 9, 2014, after several months of coordination, the selfless actions of two Deputies and their partnership with Sally’s Cop Shop finally came to fruition. The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund was the recipient of a donation in the amount of $5,950.00. The Board of Directors would like to recognize Sally’s Cop Shop for their generosity and thank everyone who purchased a 2014 Police Week T-Shirt. We would also like to give special appreciation to the two Deputies from the Northern District of Indiana and the District of Massachusetts for their continued commitment to our mission.
2014 Police Week Fundraiser
On May 16, 2014,The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hosted a fundraiser at Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub in Arlington, VA. The goal of this event was to bring together deputies from around the countrywho were in DC for National Police Week and raise awareness of the Fund. The event was a big success and so much fun! The bar was packed with supporters, fundraising t-shirts sold out quickly, all items that the Sam Beckett’s generously donated were auctioned off, and many raffle tickets were sold. The highlight of the night was the US Marshals Pipe and Drum Band, who played several times throughout the evening and was a huge hit with everyone in the bar. Our deepest gratitude to Sam Becketts for hosting our event, Steve Panepinto and Art Roderick who pulled the event together with such short notice, to our volunteers of the evening and to all the members of the Pipe and Drum Band who volunteered their time and talents and made the event a huge success. Thank You!
E/PA 4th Annual Police Week BBQ
On May 15, 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania hosted their 4th Annual Police Week BBQ in Philadelphia. The generosity of the Deputies and their families, fellow law enforcement officers, and courthouse employees raised $7,800 for the Fund. From the Board of Directors, we would to say thank you to E/PA for the continued support and for being our greatest district partner. Your office is making a difference!
NY/NJ Fundraising Gala
On September 20, 2013, the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force hosted its first annual Fundraising Gala for the US Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund in commemoration of the task force’s 10th anniversary. The event includedcocktail hour, open bar, silent auction and a sit down dinner. This event drew hundreds of attendees from the NY/NJ law enforcement community, local business, and other government organizations. With the support of D/NJ, E/NY and S/NY the event was a huge success and it raised over $37,000 for the Fund. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.