Please Help Elyria "Recruit The Blue" by Attending the Blue Jeans BBQ

board_police.gifAs an Elyria business owner, organization member or citizen you will directly benefit from this initiative. Elyria wants to grow its volunteer force from 16 active officers to 40 officers, but the $1,800 cost of a single officer’s uniform and equipment is prohibitive.  That’s why we are taking the unusual step of reaching out to the community to help us bear the cost of what we think will be a win-win situation for everyone.  Through a fundraiser and sponsorships we are hoping to raise the $43,200 needed to pay for 24 volunteer auxiliary police officers’ uniforms and equipment including each officer’s shirt ($40), pants ($50), body-protection vest ($800), duty belt ($200), asp ($75), handcuffs ($40), pepper spray ($20), radio/case/batteries ($530) and flashlight ($75).    

Here are several ways you can help:

  • Attend the Thursday evening, October 25th Blue Jeans Barbeque Fundraiser from 5:00 – 7:30pm at the Elyria VFW Post 1079 – 500 South Abbe Road.  Tickets are $20.00 presale and $25.00 at the door.  Tickets include live music, two drink tickets, barbeque chicken, ribs and all the “fixins” by Big Dog Catering. Checks should be made payable to City of Elyria – Auxiliary Police Fund.
  • Sponsor a table at the Blue Jeans Barbeque.  Table sponsorships are $100 each. In return you will receive two tickets and recognition on a table, in the event program and signage, and on the City’s website and cable channel 12.   
  • Be an Auxiliary Outfitter Sponsor at one of these levels: Chief - $1,800, Captain - $1,000, Lieutenant - $500, Sergeant - $250, and Patrolman - $150.  Recognition will be aligned with your contribution and will include the following levels. Chief: sign recognition at ALL CITY SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 12 MONTHS; 16 tickets to the Blue Jeans Barbeque, recognition in the event program, on the City’s website, cable channel 12, and Recruit the Blue T-shirts. Captain: sign recognition at the Blue Jeans Barbeque; 16 tickets to the Blue Jeans Barbeque, recognition in the event program, on the City’s website, cable channel 12, and Recruit the Blue T-shirts. Lieutenant: sign recognition at the Blue Jeans Barbeque; 8 tickets to the Blue Jeans Barbeque, recognition in the event program, on the City’s website, cable channel 12, and Recruit the Blue T-shirts. Sergeant: sign recognition at the Blue Jeans Barbeque; 8 tickets to the Blue Jean Barbeque, recognition in the event program, on the City’s website, and on cable channel 12.  Patrolman: sign recognition at the Blue Jeans Barbeque; 4 tickets to the Blue Jean Barbeque, recognition in the event program, on the City’s website, and on cable channel 12.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, and hopefully, your participation in this worthwhile endeavor. By sharing responsibility and working together, we can make the City of Elyria a safer community in which to live, work, play and raise our families. If you have suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact (440) 326-1402.

WHEN
October 25, 2012 at 5pm - 7pm
WHERE
Elyria VFW Post 1079
500 Abbe Rd S
Elyria, OH 44035
United States
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CONTACT
Carrie Weese · · 4403261440
1 RSVP
Councilman Marcus Madison

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