St. Paul Police Foundation Presents Check to the St. Paul Police Department at Golf Tournament

Check presentation to support the St. Paul Police Department and its community outreach efforts are part of annual golf tournament on June 11

Saint Paul, MN (June 10, 2014) – The St. Paul Police Foundation is proud to announce today they will present more than $17,000 to the St. Paul Police Department for additional safety equipment. The formal check presentations to SPPD Chief Tom Smith will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, as part of the Foundation’s annual golf tournament at Highland National Golf Course at Mancini’s Char House & Lounge in St. Paul.

Thursday’s donation includes nearly $7,000 in grants from the Foundation to the St. Paul Police Department’s Motorcycle Unit for Motoport suits that protect officers in the event of a motorcycle crash. In addition, the Foundation will present the department with more than $10,000 in funds from its Holiday Lights in the Park event which took place during the 2014 holiday season at Phalen Park. These funds will also be used to enhance safety for officers.

“We are extremely delighted to support the officers who work daily to keep our city safe,” said Kate Kelly, Executive Director of the St. Paul Police Foundation. “The hard work of our volunteers ensures that we are able to make donations of this magnitude. We look forward to doing this for many years to come.”

Kelly said plans are already in place for the 2015 edition of Holiday Lights in the Park which will run nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. between November 24, 2015 and January 1, 2016 at Phalen Park.

Since its inception in 2005, the Foundation has raised more than $2 million to help support numerous SPPD initiatives including providing life saving equipment, Shop with Cops, the Safe City Camera program, Cops and Kids program and a variety of resources for crime victims.

St. Paul Police Foundation Golf Tournament Photo Opportunity:

What: The St. Paul Police Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to raise funds and awareness for the SPPD.

When: Thursday, June 11, 2015. Formal check presentation at 5 p.m.

Where: Mancini’s Char House & Lounge 531 7th St W in St. Paul.

Who: For media event and tournament questions please contact Media Liaison Robb Leer at 612.701.0608 or Jane Canney at 651-291-2820.

About Holiday Lights:

Holiday Lights in the Park is a joint venture of the St. Paul Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the St. Paul Police Foundation with the sole purpose of creating fun and affordable holiday events that raise funds to help meet basic life needs for children and adults in the Twin Cities metro area. All of the net proceeds of the event will be distributed to Union Gospel Mission, the Saint Paul Police Foundation, and the Saint Paul Parks Conservancy. To date, Holiday Lights in the Park has raised more than $366,000 to support local non-profit organizations that support the residents of the Twin Cities. Holiday Lights in the Park is open nightly each holiday season at Phalen Park. Visitors experience a program of more than 60 larger-than-life holiday light sculptures and animated displays from the comfort of their vehicles as they cruise through the park in the evening hours. For more information please visit our website: http://www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/, or you can find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulpolicefoundation or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StPaulPoliceFdn

CONTACTS:

Robb Leer, media liaison Holiday Lights in the Park 612.701.0608 Robbl@leercommunication.com

Jane Canney, interim executive director Saint Paul Police Foundation 651-291-2820 jane.canney@saintpaulpolicefoundation.com

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