June 23, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Michal Shanley, (863) 534-6631 OR (863) 819-0397
Autographed Tim McGraw Guitar to be Auctioned at Public Safety Night Event
The Lakeland Tigers organization, sponsored
in part by Riverside National Bank, is hosting "Public Safety Night" at
Joker Marchant Stadium in an effort to raise funds for the Polk County
Law Enforcement Memorial expansion project. As part of the fund-raising
effort, an autographed guitar by country musician Tim McGraw - obtained
by WONN/WPCV 97.5 Radio - will be up for auction during the event.
This year's event will be bigger than ever. On Saturday, June 26, 2004,
the day will begin at 8 a.m. with a softball tournament, including
amateur teams from law enforcement and public safety agencies. The
tournament will end in a championship game at 5 p.m., after which the
festivities will begin. An awards ceremony to the softball winners, and
special presentations from Riverside Bank and the Lakeland Tigers to the
Polk County Sheriff's Office, will start at 6 p.m. Then the first pitch
of the Lakeland Tigers vs. Tampa Yankees game, at 7 p.m., will be tossed
by Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Arndt, the Polk County Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2003.
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., safety equipment from local public safety
agencies will be on display in the parking lot. Raffles and a silent
auction (featuring the Tim McGraw guitar) will also take place, with
proceeds going to the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial expansion
project. After the Lakeland Tigers game, Riverside Bank will choose 3
lucky raffle ticket winners to participate in a "Splash for Cash", prior
to an exciting fireworks display.
Tickets for the event cost $4.00, for admission to the softball
tournament and subsequent baseball game. Advance tickets only will be
accepted for admission. Proceeds from all ticket sales will go to the
Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial expansion project. Tickets are
being sold at local Riverside National Bank branch offices, and by
members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies.
Call 287-3344 or 287-1762 for more information. Media representative are
encouraged to highlight and attend this event. Photo opportunities and
interviews will be made available.