Two businesses, Stan and Joe’s Saloon and Capital Bicycle, are putting on a benefit Saturday to raise $10,000 for the Annapolis Police Department’s bike patrol. These businesses saw the need to help out their city, specifically by raising money for new bike equipment. This is a great example of the kind of partnering that the business community and the City government can do to benefit Annapolis.
Here’s the news release:
Local Businesses Organize Benefit for Police Department’s Bike Patrol
Fundraising goal: $10,000; Chief Pristoop volunteering for dunking booth
Annapolis, Md. (06-11-10) – Mayor Joshua J. Cohen encourages people to come out Saturday, June 12, to Stan and Joe’s Saloon for a fundraising event organized by local businesses that will support the Annapolis Police Department. Attendees can get the chance to soak Police Chief Michael A. Pristoop in a dunking booth.
Stan and Joe’s Saloon and Capital Bicycle are seeking to raise $10,000 to buy new equipment for APD’s bike patrol, and they have organized live music and activities, including a dunking booth featuring local celebrities and dignitaries, a silent auction, food and much more. The event will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. at Stan and Joe’s Saloon, 37 West St.
Contributors may make a general donation or buy a specific piece of equipment. Local businesses are encouraged to provide donations for the silent auction.
Many citizens and visitors of Annapolis see APD’s bike patrol officers making their way through the streets while patrolling up close and personal. In these economic times, the bike patrol can use a hand. Time and daily wear and tear causes the equipment and tools our bike patrol uses to wear out and fail.
“I applaud Stan and Joe’s Saloon and Capital Bicycle for putting on this event to benefit the Police Department,” Mayor Cohen said. “I’m very appreciative that our local businesses are so dedicated to helping the City and supporting public safety.”
Also, attendees are encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to the Lighthouse Shelter.