Date: October 24, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

COPS Golf Tournament Raises $32,000 For Underprivileged Children and Elderly

The 9th Annual Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Golf Tournament held on October 5, 2002, at Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club raised $32,000 for underprivileged children and elderly residents of Polk County.

The 39 teams that participated in the event enjoyed great weather, a beautiful golf course, and received a variety of prizes that were donated by local corporations. This year's top teams were Hungry Howies and Teresa Connell State Farm; Miracle Toyota; and PJ's Appliances. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the corporate sponsors that donated money and items that were either given away as door prizes or auctioned off at the event. The Sheriff's Office also would like to thank all of its members and members of the community who volunteered at the event.

All funds raised at the golf tournament will help the Polk County Sheriff's Office COPS units purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged children and elderly citizens in Polk County.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners, local communities, and the federal government, operate Community Oriented Policing (COPS) units throughout unincorporated Polk County. The COPS deputies work to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the public, and the quality of life for underprivileged children and elderly citizens of Polk County.

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

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